Submit Your NCSS Proposal by March 1 January 27, 2015

ncss_logoThe National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is now accepting proposals for the 2015 conference in New Orleans on Nov. 13-15. The overall conference theme is “Celebrate Social Responsibility” and the subthemes are:

  • Human Rights
  • Social Studies and the Young Learner
  • Sustainability
  • Global Citizenship-Past and Present
  • Excellence in Social Studies Education (Pedagogy & Content Knowledge)

We encourage teachers and teacher educators in the Zinn Education Project network to apply to present a workshop or poster at NCSS on teaching people’s history, outside the textbook. The most effective sessions give participants a chance to experience the lesson. The workshop can be a lesson you have used (or adapted) from the Zinn Education Project website. Let us know if you plan to present and/or would like feedback on your proposal. Email

Here are a few of the workshops presented in past years by Zinn Education Project allies:

  • Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession by Linda Christensen;
  • Rethinking the Line Between Us: Teaching the War with Mexico by Bill Bigelow;
  • Why Affirmative Action? A People’s History Perspective and Socratic Circle by Katie Li;
  • Empire or Humanity?: A Project-Based Approach to People’s History by Stacia Snow and Josh Hatala;
  • Congo, Colonialism and Cell Phones: A People’s History by Alison Kysia;
  • Social Studies + Math > Walmart? by Dan Otter; and
  • Controversial Issues & Young Learners: Discovering What Students are Thinking by Katy Swalwell.

The Zinn Education Project has a booth each year at NCSS where we have rich conversations with people’s history teachers from all over the country.

Learn more about submitting a proposal at the NCSS website. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

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