In response to the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has created a COVID-19 landing page with resources for social studies educators, administrators, and professionals. The NCSS COVID-19 landing page provides the latest updates from the US Department of Education, the current containment status of the pandemic, prevention tips, school closures, and teaching resources for classroom or virtual usage. As the situation develops, NCSS will continue to make updates to the landing page to provide educators with timely resources.
Events of the past year have made clear that the work of civic educators—to empower youth with the ability to make positive change—is now more urgent than ever. Oftentimes, we see something that’s unjust and wonder, Where do I go? What do I do?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.