The NHCSS is dedicated to developing an active and informed citizenry by strengthening and supporting social studies education in New Hampshire through all parts of the social studies – civics, economics, geography, history, sociology, psychology, archaeology, anthropology and law. GOALS
- To actively advocate for the social studies within the educational community, as well as within the framework of the New Hampshire governmental system.
- To recognize excellence in social studies teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
- To provide resources and professional development for current and future social studies teachers.
- To provide a forum for social studies educators at all levels of instruction so that they can interact and learn from each other.
Save the Date* The Conference will be on Nov 3rd 2015, Manchester NH
Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He received his B.A, summa cum laude, in 1980 from Yale College, and his J.D. in 1984 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. After clerking for Judge Stephen Breyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, Professor Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985. Along with Dean Paul Brest and Professors Sanford Levinson, Jack Balkin, and Reva Siegel, Professor Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. He is also the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (Yale Univ. Press, 1997), The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Yale Univ. Press, 1998), America’s Constitution: A Biography (Random House, 2005), and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Basic Books, 2012).
NH History Day Winners
Constitution Day Winners 2013
Two New Hampshire Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
Calling all Elementary School Teachers!
Have you wanted to join state educator organizations but didn’t know which ones to join, and found that it was too expensive to join all of them? The state educator organizations of the four core discipline groups have come together to offer elementary teachers a special combined rate of $50.00 to join all four of the following state organizations; NHTM, NHCTE, NHCSS and NHSTA.
New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) www.nhmathteachers.org/
(who are acting as the agent for all four organizations) (Membership in NHJEM does not include membership in ATMNE)
New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English (NHCTE) www.nhcte.org/
New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies (NHCSS) www.nhcss.org/
New Hampshire Science Teachers Association (NHSTA) www.nhsta.net/
The benefits of a New Hampshire Joint Elementary Membership (NHJEM) are:
Newsletters from all four organizations, full of news, events, resources, activities, and classroom ideas; The opportunity to become involved with the organizations by serving on committees or the Boards of Directors;
Access to high-quality, content-rich professional development opportunities;
Connection with hundreds of other elementary as well as middle and high school teachers across the state; and member rates to selected workshops, conferences, and other activities for all four state organizations. (Please see the organization websites for details.)
Please note – you are joining the 4 New Hampshire STATE level organizations (not the national ones!!) Feel free to make suggestions, offer your expertise, or get answers to your questions.
New Joint Elementary Membership to Four Teaching OrganizationsFor more information, please contact our treasurer, Ron Adams, and please reference JEM on the subject line!
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into Rho Kappa Honor Society.
Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa, NCSS hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. <More>
- Flipped learning project connects students across state lines September 2, 2015
- Annual Conference -- Community Scholar Speakers September 2, 2015
- Educator: Teacher leadership supports global education September 2, 2015