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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.  
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NCSS.The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the nation's largest professional organization for social studies educators, collaborated with WGBH Educational Foundation and Annenberg Media to create a resource that would enhance excellent social studies teaching. Social Studies in Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5 is the resulting product.

Each video workshop is keyed to the NCSS curriculum standards, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, by giving teachers a standards-based framework for teaching social studies. NCSS recognizes the workshop as a vital tool for social studies educators--teachers entering the field, those new in teaching, as well as experienced educators--to stimulate learning and discussion about excellence in professional practice.

Mary A. McFarland.Mary A. McFarland, Curriculum Developer and Facilitator
Dr. McFarland is a social studies education consultant with experience as an elementary, secondary, and university educator; and as social studies director, K-12, and director of professional development in the Parkway School District in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. In 1989-90, she served as president of the National Council for the Social Studies. She has consulted or presented in 27 states, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Latvia on topics such as planning, instruction, and assessment in social studies; civic education; scope and sequence; critical thinking, reading, and writing in social studies; and trends and issues in education. She has written professional articles, Web-based curriculum, and is the current co-author of an elementary social studies series for grades K-8.

Workshop Participants
The workshop participants represent a range of K-5 teachers from Greater Boston.

Deede Begeron. Ana Maria Caballero.

Deede Bergeron
Loker Elementary School
Wayland, Massachusetts

Ana Maria Caballero
Pierce School
Brookline, Massachusetts

Deborah Freeman. Irene Gruenfeld.

Deborah Freeman
Bates Elementary School
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Irene Gruenfeld
Bates Elementary School
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Uri Harel. Sandra Johnston.

Uri Harel
Community Day Charter School
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Sandra Johnston
Mather Elementary School
Dorchester, Massachusetts

Carmen Mendes. Betsy Navarro.

Carmen Mendes
Fletcher/Maynard Academy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Betsy Navarro
Patrick Lyndon School
West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Khanh Phuong. Teresa Reaves.

Khanh Phuong
Mather Elementary School
Dorchester, Massachusetts

Teresa Reaves
Dennis C. Haley Elementary School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jay Sugarman. Mehrnoosh Vejdani Watson.

Jay Sugarman
Runkle School
Brookline, Massachusetts

Mehrnoosh Vejdani Watson
Thoreau Elementary School
Concord, Massachusetts

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