National Council for the Social Studies - Geographic Literacy

Grant for Geographic Literacy

The NCSS Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy was created to promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide level; and to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom. Award winners receive $2,500, a commemorative award, present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference or via webinar/webcast at a later date, and up to $800 in travel reimbursement when presenting their work at the NCSS Conference.

Applications are judged on the following:

-- Sound rationale and appropriate methods for incorporating the study of geography into the social studies curricula.

-- Specific plans for enhancing geographic literacy.

-- Feasibility of program implementation.

-- Number of teachers and students served.

-- Potential for program continuation or its effects after initial implementation.

-- Incorporation of the National Geography Standards as identified in Geography for Life(2012), the "The Five Themes of Geography", appropriate sections of NCSS, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (2010), and appropriate sections of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework  

For guidelines and information on how to apply, visit website (click on Link below).

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: [email protected]

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