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NJCSS Executive Board
President: Joseph Orlak
Vice President: Michael Kenduck
Treasurer: Kaitlyn Mahaffey
Secretary: Christine Gehringer
Exec. Director: Hank Bitten
 
NYSCSS Executive Committee
Laura Mecca-Retzlaff, President
Thomas Michalek, President-Elect
April Francis, Vice-President
Timothy Potts, Treasurer
Tim Lent, Secretary
Lisa Kissinger, NYS4A President
Paul W. Gold, Ed. D., Past President

NYS4A Executive Committee
President: Lisa Kissinger
Vice-President: Terrance McCarthy, Ed.D.
Secretary: Joann Peters    

Teaching Social Studies Board
Fred Cotterell, NJCSS
Kathy DeForge, NYS4A
Arlene Gardner, NJCSS
Mark Pearcy, editor
Alan Singer, associate editor
Teaching Social Studies is distributed digitally to members of NYSCSS, NYS4A, and NJCSS. It provides opportunities for the presentation of
divergent opinions by social studies educators. The views expressed do
not represent the official position of the councils. For information or to
submit articles, contact: Mark Pearcy (editor and NJ representative) at 
mpearcy@rider.edu or Alan Singer (NYS representative) at
CATAJS@Hofstra.edu.
Teaching Social Studies Advisory Committee
Jeannette Balantic, Garden City (NY) CSD; Fred Cotterell, Michael Farber, Valley View MS, Denville, NJ; William Fernekes, Rutgers University;
Arlene Gardner, Rutgers University; Charlie Gifford, Farnsworth MS,
Guilderland, NY; Jill Gradwell, Buffalo (NY) State College; John Gunn,
Queens College-CUNY; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY;
Norman Markowitz, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ;
Michael Pezone, High School for Law Enforcement, Queens, NY;
Errol Putman, SUNY-Geneseo; Gloria Sesso, Patchogue-Medford (NY) CSD; Kevin Sheehan, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY; Linda Swerdlow, Drew University, Madison, NJ. 
New York State Council for the Social Studies & New York State
Social Studies Supervisors Association (www.nyscss.org).
The New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS) is a
professional association of teachers and supervisors at the elementary,
secondary, college and university levels. Membership is open to all
persons who teach, supervise, develop curricula, engage in research, or
are otherwise concerned with social studies education. Founded in 1938, the NYSCSS has been one of the largest and most active affiliates of the
National Council for the Social Studies. The New York State Social Studies Supervisors Association is an affiliated organization.  

New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, c/o New Jersey Civic and Law-Related Education, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, 640 Bartholomew Rd., Suite 103-105, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (www.njcss.org)

The NJCSS is the only statewide association in New Jersey devoted solely to social studies education. A major goal and accomplishment of the NJCSS has been to bring together educators from all social studies disciplines,
including history, economics, political science, sociology, geography,
anthropology, and psychology. Our members are elementary,
intermediate, secondary and college educators as well as other professionals who share the commitment to the social studies. Together, NJCSS
members work toward a better understanding of the social studies and
its importance in developing responsible participation in social, political, and economic life.
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Institutional subscription rate:
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Editorial reviewers, Hofstra University:
Tina Abbatiello, Arwa Alhumaiden, Ashley Balgobind, Melissa Banks,
Jaffrey Barakat, Megan Bernth, Alyssa Knipfing, Haihan Lao,
Olivia LaRocca, Mark Nuccio, John Paris, Marie Pusateri, Steven Rosino,
Jackson Spear, Mark Vasco  

Teaching Social Studies Editorial Board

Mark Pearcy, Executive Editor Rider University
Christine Baron Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Rebecca Macon Bidwell Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
Jeremiah Clabough Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
James Daly Seton Hall University
Charles Elfer Clayton State University
Thomas Fallace William Paterson University
Bill Gaudelli Lehigh University
Steve Gregor Principal, Orchard Valley Middle
School, Sewell, New Jersey
Brandon Haas Plymouth State University
Eileen Heddy   The College of New Jersey
Casey T. Jakubowski State University of N.Y.-Albany
Ricky Mullins Virginia Tech University
James Nunez Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
Natalie Keefer University of Lousiana-Lafayette
Jiwon Kim Monmouth University
Mark Kissling Penn  State University
Christopher Martell Boston University
Andrea Menger Kent State University
Alan Singer Hofstra University  
Scott Roberts Central Michigan University
Greg Samuels University of Montevallo
Sandra Schmidt Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Nefertari Yancie Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
  Conferences  
2019 NYSCSS/NYS4A Annual Convention March 7-9, 2019
Educating & Celebrating Our Past, Present & Future
Albany Capital Center  

NJCSS Annual Fall Conference  
One Small Step for Mankind and One Giant Leap for Educators!
Mon. October 21, 2019 Busch Student Center – Rutgers University
Announcements will be posted in March 2019  

NCSS/CUFA 99th Annual Conference
November 22-24, 2019 Austin, TX Austin Convention Center
(Headquarter Hotel: JW Marriott Austin)  

NCSS/CUFA Future Conferences
2020 – Dec. 4-6 – Washington, D.C.
2021 – Nov. 19-21 – Minneapolis
2022 – Dec. 2-4 – Philadelphia  

NCHE Annual Conference
Exercising Power: Individuals and Institutions in History  
Washington, D.C. Crystal Gateway Marriott March 14-16, 2019
Keynote Speaker:  Bettany Hughes    

Engaging Programs at the NJ Vietnam War Memorial and Museum in Holmdel  
March  2019 – “Civil Rights and Liberties during the Vietnam War”  Keynote: MaryBeth Tinker (Tinker v. Des Moines School District)
https://njvvmf.z2systems.com/np/clients/njvvmf/event.jsp?event=106&
 
Mass. Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
49th Annual Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies (Nerc49) MARCH 18 & 19, 2019 (with snow date of March 20, 2019) Framingham State University http://www.masscouncil.org/      

N.J. Council for the Social Studies Exhibitors/Vendors October 2018

National Geographic Learning
Cengage

Jeffrey Anders
9-12 Sales Consultant Northern NJ
C 703-282-0160
jeffrey.anders@cengage.com /
ngl.cengage.com/school  
National Geographic Learning
Cengage

Kurt Fritz
K-8 Education Consultant
C 856-986-4217
kurt.fritz@cengage.com
ngl.cengage.com/school  

The Franklin Institute
Vikings Beyond the Legend
Owen Mullin / Group Sales Director E: omullin@fi.edu / P: 215-448-1207  
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530  

Scholastic, Inc.
Sales Representatives: John & Lina Gosden
Toll Free: 1-877-266-5765
Fax: 732-530-5008
Email: sales@bigbrainresources.com
Check out our website for current promotions!
www.bigbrainresources.com  

New Jersey History Day
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3131 Phone
973-720-3503 Fax
njhistoryday@wpunj.edu Email  

NJ Islamic Networks Group
P.O. Box 7353 East Brunswick, NJ
08816 www.njing.org 732-416-7464  
Princeton Battlefield Society
P.O. Box 7645 Princeton, NJ 08543
www.pbs1777.org info@theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.org  

Oxford University Press
Order Dept, Oxford Univ. Press
2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 1-800-451-7556
Fax: 919-677-1303      
Teachers College Press
Teachers College
Columbia University
800-575-6566 www.TCPress.com  
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History

John McNamara, Senior Education Fellow
49 West 45th Street – 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-366-9666
Fax: 646-366-9669
Email: mcnamara@gilderlehrman.org www.gilderlerhman.org  

Drew University
Jordan Reed, Assistant Director of
Admissions Casperson School of
Graduate Studies
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 Emai: jreed@drew.edu
Office: 973-408-3560  

Molly Roden Winter,
The DBQ Project

1234 Sherman Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60202
847-475-4007 (office)
646-345-4140 (cell)
mollywinter@dbqproject.com www.dbqproject.com  

Liberty Hall Museum
www.kean.edu/libertyhall
Maryellen McVeight, Coord. School Programs Liberty Hall Museum
marymcv@kean.edu Tel: 908-527-0400 Kean University 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
 
NJ Council for the Social Studies
Rutgers, The State University Busch Campus 640 Bartholomew Road,
suite 101-103 Piscataway, NJ 08854 848-445-3413 www.njcss.org  

Marginal Revolution University
MRUniversity.com
William Nava, Marketing and
Operations Associate
william@mruniversity.com
347-650-8791  

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NJ Geographic Alliance
Rowan University –
Political Science &
Economics
201 Mullica Hill Road 
Glassboro, NJ 08028
njgeographicalliance@gmail.com  

New Jersey World
War I Centennial
www.ww1cc.org/nj  
Drew University
Grad. Admissions
Madison, NJ 07940
Ihorinko@drew.edu  
Rutgers Graduate
School of Education
Office of Student
and Academic
Services
Academic.services@gse.rutgers.edu www.gse.rutgers.edu  

Teachers College
Press-Columbia Univ.
1234 Amsterdam Ave NY 10027
Klin@tc.columbia.edu www.tcpress.com  
Liberty Hall
Museum at
Kean University
1003 Morris Av Union NJ 07083
Marymcv@kean.edu 
908-527-0400  

NJ Islamic Networks
Group P.O. Box 7353, East Brunswick, NJ
08816 732-416-7464
newjerseying@gmail.com  

NJ Council For Economic Education
Joseph DiFiglia 
732-241-7458
jdifiglia@njeconomics.org www.njeconomics.org  

Living Voices – Bring
Life to History
600 N 36th St Suite 212 Seattle, WA 98103
1-800-331-5716
livingvoices@livingvoices.org  

New Jersey Center for Civic Education (http://civiced.rutgers.edu/)
The Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American
History
49 West 45th Street 6th Floor NY, NY 10036
mcnamara@gilderlehrman.org www.gilderlehrman.org  

Cengage
20 Channel Center St. Boston, MA 02210
Tim.guglielmo@cengage
www.ngl.cengage.com/school    

Foundation for
Individual Rights in
Education
510 Walnut Street
Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106 p: 215-717-3473
Bonnie.snyder@thefire.org  

The DBQ Project
Molly Roden Winter 1234 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Mollywinter@dbqproject.com  www.dbqproject.com  

Social Studies School
Service
10200 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
lori@socialstudies.com  800-421-4246 x289  
American Lives:
History Brought to Life Darci Tucker,
Teaching Artist
P.O. Box 1857
Williamsburg, VA
23187
darci@americanlives.net www.americanlives.net      

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Owen Mullin, [OMULLIN@FI.EDU]  

Studies Weekly http://www.socialstudies.com)  
Youth for Understanding USA [yfuusa.org]
Intercultural
Exchange Programs 4305 State St.
Suite 201,
Saginaw, MI 48603
800-833-6243 X5224
ifranklin@yfu.org|    
The Drumthwacket
Foundation
Official residence of
the Governor of NJ
354 Stockton Street,
Princeton, NJ 08540
http://drumthwacket.org/  

Historic Cold Spring
Village Jim Stephens, JSTEPHENS@HCSV.ORG
Cape May, NJ 08204 P: 609-898-2300 X17  
Echoes & Reflections Teaching the
Holocaust
Inspiring The
Classroom
www.echoesandreflections.org  

Institute for
Curriculum Services Steve Goldberg,
Trainer & Educator
Stevegoldberg.ics@gmail.com www.icsresources.org  

NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorials Foundation 1 Memorial Lane P.O. Box 648, Holmdel, NJ
07733
P: 732-335-0033
www.njvvmf.org  

Dr. Mark Pearcy,
Independent Author
on Assessments  

Hindu American Foundation (www.hafsite.org)

New Jersey History Day (https://www.wpunj.edu/coe/departments/professional-development-school-community-partnership/njhistory/index.html)