The 47th annual conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies was held in Greensboro at the Koury Center, March 2 and 3, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was “Civic Learning and Cultural Inquiry in a Changing World.” State Education Chair David Gammon (Halifax Resolves Chapter) and Compatriots Larry Brown (Nathanael Greene and Alamance Battleground), John Sullivan (Nathaniel Greene and Alamance Battleground) and John Brown (Nathanael Greene) were on hand to greet teachers and pass out assorted materials provided by the national SAR office. A number of teachers of Social Studies in grades K-college stopped by our table to chat and learn more about our society. Many had never heard of us!
Our goal in attending the conference was to get to know more teachers and develop positive relationships with them, their students, and their schools. By the end of the conference, thirty-eight teachers had left with us their names and contact information, most asking for information and classroom presentations. This information will be shared with the SAR chapter presidents in their areas so they can make contact with the teachers.
It is always meaningful to see teachers who are excited about their subject matter. We hope to attend the conference again in 2018.
NCSSAR Education Chairman David Gammon and Compatriot John Sullivan
Compatriot John Brown, NCSSAR Education Chairman David Gammon & Compatriot Larry Brown