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Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

Awards to USA, Canada and International Teachers to
Enhance Social Studies Education in the Classroom

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Council for the Social Studies and Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

Deadline Date:

05/01/16

Description:

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Awards up to $2,500 to a USA, Canada and International funding source member K-12 teachers for classroom projects that improve social studies education, foster enlightened citizenship, and promote civic competence. Awards are intended to help develop and implement imaginative, innovative, and illustrative social studies teaching strategies; and support student implementation of innovative social studies, citizenship projects, field experiences, and community connections.

Recipients of the award also present a session at the NCSS Annual Conference, and receive a commemorative award piece during the Awards Reception at the Annual Conference.

Criteria for Selection:

-Project activities and teaching strategies should represent inquiry based teaching and learning.

-Projects should be designed to encourage students to develop understanding of concepts from the social science disciplines in order to communicate their ideas in a variety of formats spoken, written, graphic, statistical, and/or electronic.

-Projects should enable students to become involved in exploring a range of options such as information technology, primary source material, community resources and local organizations, oral histories and interpretative centers as well as traditional resources, to develop their skills.

-Projects should enable students to become involved in exploring a range of options such as information technology, primary source material, community resources and local organizations, oral histories and interpretative centers as well as traditional resources, to develop their skills.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140400

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Full-time social studies teacher or social studies teacher educators currently engaged with K-12 students may apply.

NCSS membership is required. More information regarding membership may be found here: http://www.socialstudies.org/membership

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Susan Griffin, Executive Director
sgriffin@ncss.org

National Council for the Social Studies
8555 Sixteenth Street
Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

P: 301 588-1800
F: 301 588-2049

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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