The world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference is NCSS.
This year's gathering of teaching professionals from across the country offers a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest FREE online social studies lessons from Curriculum Pathways. It offers 600+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical thinking goals of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. These resources contribute to greater digital equity by offering high-quality, free online software for all.
And now there is something new to celebrate. The most popular Curriculum Pathways social studies lessons of the past 15 years just got a makeover.
2017 updates offer standards-aligned web and mobile-friendly resources with the ability to save and re-load to a user portfolio. The NCSS conference is a good opportunity to make sure every teacher knows about these resources. They are now sizzling with the same critical-thinking challenges, but include more maps, more images, and more online assessment tools; you can also save work in a portfolio and access it across all platforms and browsers. Of course, the resources are still free (and nothing beats free). Take a look at some of your old favorites updated for today's students!
- The Declaration of Independence: Analyzing Grievances
- The Roaring 20s: Flapper Culture
- Medieval Europe: Bubonic Plague
- The Jamestown Colony
- Age of Exploration: The Columbian Exchange
- Ancient Greece: Minoan Civilization
- The Spanish-American War
- The Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation
- Ancient Middle East: Mesopotamia
- The Daily Lives of Slaves
- Cold War: The Marshall Plan
- Ancient China: Buddhism and the Silk Road
- Battles of the Revolutionary War
- Characteristics of a Civilization
- Industrial Revolution: Inventions
- Cold War: McCarthyism
- Interest Rates: Buying a Car
- French Revolution: The Third Estate
- Renaissance Art: Influence of Math and Science
Want to learn more?
If you are attending NCSS in San Francisco, stop by the poster session, Expand the Vision: Cook up Some Primary-Source Analysis Activities with Sizzle, on Friday, November 17, from 1:00-2:00 pm PST.
Hope to see you there!