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Social Studies School Service Donation to Help LSU Education Students Purchase Supplemental Teaching Materials

03/29/2012 02:52 PM

BATON ROUGE – David Weiner, CEO of Social Studies School Service, has donated $500 in the form of $15 gift certificates to LSU secondary education students teaching social studies.


“Our students have used these certificates to acquire supplemental materials, such as “Geography Bingo,” “The Steel Empire Game,” and “The Economy in Cartoons.”  They are able to make immediate use of these materials in their student teaching,” said Paul Binford, assistant professor in the College of Education.


Fifteen dollars towards educational materials provides support for LSU student teachers to succeed.


“The donation has helped me begin acquiring tools to use as a student teacher and in my future classroom,” said Chloe Hill, a master’s degree candidate from Mandeville.


“With the certificate, I purchased ‘The Economy in Cartoons,’ which contains political cartoons targeted at helping students understand complex economic concepts through visual aids,” said Hill.  


Currently, Hill is teaching 10th grade free enterprise at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge. She hopes to teach social studies in Baton Rouge after she graduates from LSU in May 2012.


Secondary education students at LSU seek certification through either the GeauxTeach undergraduate program or the master’s level Holmes program.


GeauxTeach students pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in math, science, social studies or English with a secondary education concentration.


For more information about GeauxTeach, visit  


Holmes programs are designed for students who have already earned undergraduate degrees, usually in the area in which they intend to teach. Holmes students graduate after one year of mentored teaching experiences and graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching, or MAT, degree.


For more information about the MAT degree in the College of Education, visit


Social Studies School Service evaluates titles from over a thousand publishers, searching for supplementary learning materials that are effective, balanced, easy to use and reasonably priced. These materials include books, CD-ROMS, DVDs, charts and posters. It publishes more than 30 catalogs a year, focusing on different subject areas and grade levels.


For more information about Social Studies School Service, visit

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