SAVE THE DATE!
NJCSS Annual Fall Conference for K-12 Social Studies Teachers
Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University
Seeing the Future with 2020 Vision: Focusing on the Revisions to the NJ Learning Standards
Your PD Certificate for 5 hours at our Oct. 21, 2019 conference is at the end of the survey. Click Here
NJCSS Teacher of the Year
Alyssa Anderson - Burlington City Public Schools (Grades 6-8)
Robert Fenster - Hillsborough Public Schools (Grades 9-12)
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Summer/Fall 2019 Edition
Read the articles in Teaching Social Studies on our blog: https://teachingsocialstudies.org/
Call for Articles for TSS Journal in January 2020 - Deadline November 30, 2019
NJ Women Vote 2020 Suffrage History Resources (NJ Historical Commission)
History of Government Leaders Impeached by the House of Representatives
Federalist Papers #65 (On Impeachment)
Federalist Papers #66 (On Impeachment)
NJCSS Grant for Dramatic Presentations in Your School Relating to the 19th Amendment
The NJ Historical Commission awarded a generous grant to the NJCSS for educational theater presentations in schools in commemoration of New Jersey's active role in the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement. THANK YOU!
Register below to request financial support for your school to have a dramatic presentation on women suffrage
Click Here for Information and Registration
The NJCSS is supporting the performance of Hear My Voice by Living Voices with our grant funded by the NJ Historical Commission:
Bloomfield Middle School
Clearview Regional H.S.
East Orange Campus H.S.
Paterson Charter for Science & Technology
Nominate Outstanding Students for NJCSS Certificates & Awards (Deadline is March 15, 2020)
Middle School Students
High School Students
What is NJCSS?
The NJCSS is a statewide association in New Jersey with 950 members devoted solely to social studies education. A major goal and accomplishment of the NJCSS has been to bring together educators from all social studies disciplines, including history, economics, political science, sociology geography, anthropology, and psychology.
Our members are elementary, intermediate, secondary and college educators as well as other professionals who share the commitment to the Social studies. Together, NJCSS members work toward a better understanding of the social studies and its importance in developing responsible participation in social, political, and economic life. Contact Hank Bitten at: email@example.com
NJ Council for History Education Conference at Princeton University
Friday, December 6, 2019
NJ Women Vote 2020 Events
Mock Election Event for NJ schools
Register to vote today at https://njmockelection.org (It's Free)
Rightfully Hers Exhibit (Contact National Archives)
Bicycle Slow Roll - May 16, 2020 (Haddonfield area)
Women's Equality Day - August 27, 2020 (Trenton)
Suffrage March - September 26, 2020 (New Brunswick area)
More is coming!
We the People Competition
February 6, 2020
Information and Registration
Project Citizen Competition 2020
Information and Registration
Introducing Best Practice Lessons on New Jersey!
NJ in the 1930s
Call for Manuscripts for our January 2020 edition is November 30, 2019 (Click for Details)
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Winter/Spring 2019
Individual articles are also on our blog: https://teachingsocialstudies.org
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Summer/Fall 2018
Individual articles are online at: https://wordpress.com/view/teaching-ss.org
Current bills being considered by the NJ Assembly and Senate with a direct impact on Social Studies
A1095 - Civics instruction in high school as part of the 2 year requirement in U.S. History (2/14/19)
This bill directs the State board to require at least one course specifically in civics or United States government as part of the social studies credit requirement for high school graduation. The requirement would begin with the 2020-2021 grade nine class. The bill also amends current law to require, rather than permit, school districts to use the Department of Education’s curriculum guidelines for civics in fulfilling the requirements established by N.J.S.18A:35-1 and 2 for a two-year course of study in United States history.
(Click here for NJCSS summary of Civics curriculum guidelines)
S2762 - NJCSS bill on Teaching Civics in Middle School (7/3/18)
A4376 - Identical NJCSS bill on Teaching Civics in Middle School (9/13/18)
A 884 - Instructional mandate on contributions of veterans and history of patriotic holidays (1/9/18)
A 578 - Geography (1/9/18)
A308 - Requirement to pass Citizenship Test as a high school graduation requirement (1/9/18)
Join the NJCSS or Renew your membership for 2019-20! (Only $25.00)
Online Registration Form
PDF Registration Form
Payment may be made by PayPal (link is below), PO, or check.
Mail your PO or check to NJCSS, Rutgers University-Busch Campus, 640 Bartholomew Road, Suite 103, Piscataway, NJ 08854
2019 Student Recognition Awards - *designates a plaque was presented
Middle School Division
North NJ - *Josh Fishkin, Ridgewood Public Schools
High School Division
North NJ - *Kimberly Rivera, Leonia Public Schools
Isabella Cabarcos, McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Nathaniel Dizor, Leonia Public Schools
Shivi Dua - McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Vanessa Jagrup, McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Central NJ - *Cameron Coyle - Robbinsville Public Schools
Jessica D'Agostino, Holmdel Public Schools
South NJ - *Anna Kuzmic, Point Pleasant Beach Public Schools
Maya Lebron, Highland Regional Public Schools
North NJ - *Michael Novak, Seton Hall University
Kalliopi Logothetis, Seton Hall University
Central NJ - *Ryan Ciaccio, Rider University