Professional Development Certificate
Click on the link below and take a short survey of today's conference. Your PD Certificate for 5 hours can be printed at the end of the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JR5ZPFN
Thank You for making our conference a great experience. We enjoyed seeing everyone and making new friends!
DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 PROGRAM WITH DESCRIPTIVE STATEMENTS
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Summer/Fall 2018 Note: The journal is 129 pages. Individual articles are online at:
https://teaching-ss.org/ (Blog - Individual articles)
Current bills being considered by the NJ Assembly and Senate with a direct impact on Social Studies
NEW - S2762 - NJCSS bill on Teaching Civics in Middle School (7/3/18)
NEW - A4376 - Identical NJCSS bill on Teaching Civics in Middle School (9/13/18)
A1095 - Civics instruction in high school as part of the 2 year requirement in U.S. History (1/9/18)
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)
Inform your state representatives about your position
Connecting with our NJ state legislators: (Local and state government decision directly affect everyone - especially educators!)
By District: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp By Name: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
Assembly Committee: Education
Lampitt, Pamela R. - Chair Jasey, Mila M. - Vice-Chair Caputo, Ralph R. Danielsen, Joe DiMaso, Serena
Schaer, Gary S. Schepisi, Holly T. Thomson, Edward H. Timberlake, Britnee N. Wolfe, David W. Zwicker, Andrew
Senate Committee: Education
Ruiz, M. Teresa - Chair Turner, Shirley K. - Vice-Chair Beach, James Doherty, Michael J. Thompson, Samuel D.
LEGISLATIVE ALERT! S2978 and A4582 (This bill proposed on 9/24/18 by NJ State Senator Cunningham (31-Hudson) and State Senator Ruiz (29-Essex) will create a state vendor list for approved textbooks for adoption by school districts. The Senate bill was amended and approved on 10/18/18 by Committee.)
What is NJCSS?
The NJCSS is the only statewide association in New Jersey 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ-National History Day -May 4, 2019 Triumph & Tragedy in History
NJ Vietnam Memorial & Museum (Holmdel, NJ)
March 22, 2019 - Annual Forum on Civil Rights and Liberties During the Vietnam War
Keynote Speaker: Marybeth Tinker (Tinker vs. Des Moines)
Registration will open in December
NJCSS Annual Fall Conference for K-12 Social Studies Teachers
Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University
"One Small Step for Man; One Giant Leap for Educators"
Registration and Call for Proposals will be on or about March 1, 2019
1619-House of Burgesses and Arrival of African Americans in North America
1868 - Transcontinental Railroad
1920 - NJ Ratification of the 19th Amendment
1969 - U.S. Manned Spacecraft Lands on the Moon, Woodstock, Vietnam
Introducing Best Practice Lessons on New Jersey!
NJ in the 1930s
Call for Manuscripts for our January 2019 edition is October 31, 2018 (Click for Details)
NEW! Teaching Social Studies Journal - Summer/Fall 2018 (129 pages)
Individual articles are online at: https://wordpress.com/view/teaching-ss.org
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Winter/Spring 2018
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Summer/Fall 2017
Teaching Social Studies Journal - Winter/Spring 2017
NJ Women Vote 2020 Information (100th Anniversary Educational Events on the 19th Amendment)
Living Voices - Alice Paul & Women Suffrage
Join the NJCSS or Renew your membership for 2018-19!
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 (Deadline is March 15, 2019) (Only NJ students are eligible)
Middle School Application
High School Application
2018 Student Recognition Awards - *designates a plaque was presented
Middle School Division
Central NJ - *Shruthi Gopinath, Melvin H. Kreps, East Windsor Public Schools
South NJ - *Eric Rivera, ExCEL Program- Bridgeton Public School
High School Division
North NJ - *Justin Gabriel, McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Harshal Agrawal, McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Paul Iwarat, Lincoln HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Kaitlyn Reyes - McNair Academic HS, Jersey City Public Schools
Central NJ - *Marta Hernandez - North Plainfield Public Schools
South NJ - *Madison Dennehy, Lacey High School - Lacey Township Public Schools
*Logan Germano, Middlesex County College
2019 - Recognize an Outstanding Teacher in Your School!
NJCSS Elementary Teacher Recognition Award 2019 - Grades K-5
NJCSS Secondary Teacher Recognition Award 2019 - Grades 6-12