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  • 24 Oct 2018 10:54 AM | Timothy Lent (Administrator)

    NYSED released the Understanding the CRQ Document on the Office of State Assessment webpage

    The document was created by teachers who develop items for Part 2: Constructed Response Questions on the new Global II Exam. It includes definitions of terms used on the exam an explanations of the construction for Part 2. 

    Please share with others!

  • 19 Oct 2018 9:09 AM | Timothy Lent (Administrator)

    File:Seal of New York.svgThe NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) and The League of Women Voters of New York State’s Education Foundation are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course. The goal of these lessons is to educate New York State’s future voters to become active citizens. The lesson plans are designed to provide teachers and students with information specific to New York State. Lessons can be customized to meet the needs of individual classrooms or student interests and are designed to be inquiry-based and non-partisan. Based on the NYSED Social Studies Curriculum Framework, the lesson plans could be integrated into existing units or combined for a unit of instruction on New York government.  

    In addition to materials in the lesson plans, teachers are encouraged to consult the Voter Services resources developed and published by the League of Women Voters New York. Updated voter services information, including voter rights, voter registration information, voting locations, find your elected official, and district maps, is available on the League of Women Voters New York website (www.lwvnycivics.org). 

    Please check them out!  They are available at:  https://my.lwv.org/new-york-state/civics-education

  • 05 Oct 2018 9:04 AM | Timothy Lent (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Niagara Frontier Council for the Social Studies (NFCSS) and its President Rich Pyszczek who were honored with the Daniel B. Niederlander Award on October 4, 2018. The Niederlander Award is presented by the Buffalo History Museum to a local education, cultural or heritage organization for outstanding and high caliber programming in service of Western New York and especially youth. NFCSS was acknowledged for connecting social studies teachers with cultural organizations in the Greater Buffalo Area and for their work directly with students through events like History Day, the American History Bee, and an African American History essay contest. 


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