On Nov. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Newseum Education department hosted #sschat on Twitter. The theme was “A Night at the Museum,” with special emphasis on the upcoming Nov. 20-23 National Council for the Social Studies Conference taking place in Boston. We were joined by museums and cultural organizations from around the country, including the 9/11 Tribute Center, Ford’s Theatre, the Library of Congress, the White House Historical Association and many more.
SSChat is more than a hashtag – it’s a group of dedicated social studies educators and enthusiasts on a mission to discuss and reflect on the teaching of the discipline. The organization helps social studies teachers by providing ongoing democratic collaboration that works to challenge and support others in personal and professional growth in order to improve delivery of instruction to students.