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  Global Center Home Page    National Council for the Social Studies Award

NCSS 2011 Award for Global Understanding
Given in Honor of James M. Becker (Emeritus, Indiana University)

Call for Nominations

Award background

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Global Understanding Award given out annually in honor of global education pioneer James M. Becker to a P-12 social studies educator (or a team of educators) who has made notable contributions in helping social studies students increase their understanding of the world.

NCSS celebrates the efforts of these educators during its annual conference to spotlight the important role of global studies in the social studies classroom: cultivating the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for responsible participation in an increasingly global 21st century community.

Award winner will receive

  • $2,000 cash award
  • Commemorative gift
  • A session to present at the NCSS annual conference
  • Complimentary NCSS conference registration
  • Up to $700 in transportation/lodging reimbursement
  • Publicity


Must be postmarked by May 15, 2011


For more information about eligibility & award criteria, as well as submission & nomination requirements, visit: http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/global_understanding.

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