ERIC Number: EJ1003797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
The Rho Kappa Spirit
McCullagh, Mary T.
Social Education, v76 n6 p313-314 Nov-Dec 2012
Many years ago, Christopher Columbus High School opened a chapter of Rho Kappa, the Social Studies Honor Society developed through the Florida Council for the Social Studies (FCSS). As department chair and member of FCSS, the author was thrilled to be able to offer their students opportunities in the Honor Society for the Social Studies. They invited junior and senior students to join, and they eagerly began to investigate projects and activities to promote social studies, citizenship and civic engagement, along with the aim of simply having fun. In this article, the author shares some of their experiences with members of National Council for the Social Studies now that National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has made Rho Kappa a national honor society open to schools in all states. Rho Kappa is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of social studies.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Honor Societies, National Organizations, Citizen Participation, High School Students
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.socialstudies.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida