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  Welcome to  

 

The Social Studies PLACE 

 

 

 

 

 Programs, Links, and Content for Educators

 

The goal of this site is to inform K-12 social studies educators about available social studies resources and Arkansas Department of Education updates to benefit you and your students.

 

What’s New? 

 

 

Sample Review Units for use in

 

Grade 8 US History (1800-1900)

and

U.S. History Since 1890

and

World History Since 1450

 

Access the review documents on the ADE website and the Review page(s) under Table of Contents to the right.

 

 

New Resources for Social Studies Teachers 

 

National Geographic Resource for Grade 7 Resource Table containing new content standards with lessons, videos, activities, and more.

 

C3 Arkansas HUB   

 

NY Toolkit contains K-12 inquiry lessons, many annotated for use in classroom. They can be downloaded, edited, and aligned to AR standards.

 

Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series

 

Updated resources for Constitution Day 9-17-15, Celebrate Freedom Week Sept 21-25, 2015, and for incorporating African American contributions into the social studies curriculum.  

 

 

The U.S. Department of State Announces

Scholarships for American High School

Students to Study Abroad

 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.   The application deadline for summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017 programs is October 29, 2015. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information. 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey.This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.  Applications for academic year 2016-17 programs are due December 1, 2015.  Visit www.yes-abroad.orgfor more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/.  Deadlines for U.S. applicants range from December 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, depending on state of residency.

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exchanges.state.gov or watch this video about U.S. high school student exchanges.   To receive printed brochures and/or posters about our study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to youthprograms@state.gov.

For information on having an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State- sponsored exchange student.  Learn more at http://hosting.state.gov

  

 

 

Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks

Revised  2014 

 

  

 

 

This site is managed by the Curriculum and Instruction unit of the Arkansas Department of Education. Please contact social studies specialist Maggie Herrick at  

margaret.herrick@arkansas.gov or (501) 682-6584, for more information.

 

If you have additional resources or information to assist social studies educators please contact us with this information.

 

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