Each year the NSCSS recognizes outstanding social studies educators. Please consider nominating a deserving educator.

The examples for recommendation form can be found at exclusive-paper.com.


Awards are made for the following categories:

Paul Beck Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Studies Education

This award is in honor of the late Dr. Paul Beck who was a professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Beck was the consummate professor who not only excelled in the university setting, but he was also a true friend to the social studies teachers in public and private education. He is a past president of the NSCSS and one of its founding fathers. Any college/university professor or teacher at the public or private level is eligible for this award.


ONLINE recommendation form for the Paul Beck Award


NSCSS Outstanding Educator Award

NSCSS also recognizes one outstanding social studies educator in each of the three legislative districts.

ONLINE recommendation form for the NSCSS Outstanding Educator Award

NSCSS Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Each year the Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies recognizes the quality work of Nebraska Social Studies student teachers.

ONLINE recommendation form

NSCSS President Carter Service Learning Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers and students for their efforts in service learning. Service learning goes beyond community service to include background knowledge and research of an issue that students can connect to. Projects should examine not only the current status of the community issue, but should also include a study of the causes and the potential solutions the problem.

ONLINE recommendation form






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