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Headed to NCSS? Make Sure to Connect with Facing History!

Facing History has a booth and is offering three sessions at the 2023 NCSS Annual Conference—join us to learn more about our social studies work.

The National Council for the Social Studies is preparing for its yearly convention, which begins next week—and Facing History & Ourselves will be there! 

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 for the 103rd NCSS Annual Conference.

This is a chance for social studies and history educators to connect with Facing History in-person and get an introduction to our resources directly from our curriculum development and program staff. 

NCSS offers the opportunity to meet professionals from around the country who are involved in education. Coming together as a group affords the chance to learn new approaches to social studies, make connections with other educators, and discover novel ideas and sources of inspiration to bring back to the classroom.

If you’re also headed to NCSS we’d love for you to say hello! Stop by Exhibit Booth 408 to chat with Facing History social studies team members and discuss your classroom or school needs. Our booth will be staffed , Friday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’re excited to meet familiar and new faces, plus we’ll have handy resources and freebies available to pick up.

Facing History’s unique social studies content—including our US History Curriculum Collection: Democracy and Freedom—invites students into deeper engagement with the world around them, preparing them to be active and informed citizens committed to making a difference.

We are looking forward to once again presenting at NCSS, sharing insights and data around our pedagogy, discussing new Facing History resource development, and how our work helps students engage with the world around them. We hope to see you there!

Facing History Sessions at NCSS

Keynote and Book Signing with Carol D. Anderson
“Boo!: What Makes American History and Teachers So Scary and Threatening?”
Friday, December 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom C

Anderson will address the assault on teaching accurate, evidence-based American history, on quashing African American studies, and banning ethnic studies—and how these actions attack teachers and librarians. It’s part and parcel of an intense effort to whitewash history, to destabilize public schools, and hold back the vibrant potential of a well-educated, multi-racial democracy. 

A follow up book signing with Carol D. Anderson will take place at Booth 408 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. You can get your signed copy of her book One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally (YA Edition) while supplies last.

Exploring Choice-Making in U.S. History: Facing History’s Approach to Inquiry
Friday, December 1 | 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Facilitated by Ambria Reed and Rose Sadler
Room 106A

By examining Facing History’s new US History C3-style inquiries, this session will model activities that allow students to consider the ethical, emotional, and intellectual complexities of human behavior while engaging with the disciplinary concepts and skills from the C3 framework.

Poster session: Facing History’s Approach to Difficult Histories: The Emmett Till Story
Friday, December 1 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Facilitated by Omar Ramirez
Exhibit Hall A, Table 24

Learn how to teach difficult histories in a way that empowers and motivates students. Using the new unit from Facing History on the murder of Emmett Till, participants explore how to make curricular decisions that emphasize the choices of upstanders, tend to students’ SEL needs, and build students’ capacity for action.