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Hey! Don’t forget that the Florida Council for the Social Studies conference is rapidly approaching! The weekend of October 28th will be quite the weekend, with some excellent sessions, a fantastic keynote speaker, and considering this is an adoption year, lots and lots of vendors! The Florida branch of the College and University Faculty Assembly will also be sponsoring a number of excellent sessions featuring prominent scholars in social studies education! On Sunday, we will be having a number of sessions devoted to Advanced Placement teachers (including some excellent speakers and authors). But let me tell you about Friday. Friday is going to be awesome.

It is, of course, Halloween weekend during the FCSS conference, and what better place to trick or treat than at the conference! On Friday night, we (FCSS) will be hosting a special ‘trick or treat’ event in the exhibit hall. Dress up as a historically or civically important character and get some treats from vendors in the exhibit hall. Dressing in colonial era dress is especially encouraged! The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship will be there, and we will be joined by Uncle Sam and Columbia!

Following the trick or treat event in the exhibit hall, Nystrom will be sponsoring a special after event that will definitely be worth your time. If you have been to the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, you are likely familiar with the great dance our friends from Nystrom always put on, so you know this will be good!

So come on down to Orlando in late October, learn some stuff, make some connections, and have some FUN! You can register for the conference here!

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