National Council For The Social Studies
The Councilís CiviConnections program is a three-year, teacher grant program funded by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and the Council. Funded projects will connect local history inquiry with community service-learning activities. Students and teachers will choose a current issue of concern within their local community. They will investigate the issue and compare their local findings with learning about the selected issue in our nationís history. Students will also look at how the issue is impacted by one of the government documents, such as the Bill of Rights, and then design and conduct quality service-learning activities to work on the issue. Finally, students will create a public display to educate the community. Teams of three teachers can apply for a $7,500 grant to cover their costs for attending a summer workshop, implementing the program during Fall 2006, and then attending the 2006 NCSS annual conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be members of the Council or agree to join if their application is accepted, and must partner with at least one local community agency. Applications and FAQs are available on the Web site.
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