We are an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies. “Promoting the social studies through service to teachers”


The CCSS Delegates at the 2014 NCSS National Convention in Boston

(From Left to Right) CT State Social Studies State Consultant Stephen Armstrong, CCSS President Dan Coughlin, Wilton High School Social Studies Teacher Kenneth Dunaj, and CT River Academy Teacher Tony Roy

The CCSS is proud to endorse

CCSU Professor & CCSS Legislative Liaison

Dr. John Tully

for the National Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors


An electronic ballot will be e-mailed to NCSS members in January of 2015. 


C3 FRAMEWORK: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards -Download the C3 Framework for free at:

Connecticut Updates: CT Core Standards and SEED
CT Common Core Website for Educators and Parents Provides Vetted Resources for Teachers and Useful Information for ParentsRead about SEED: Connecticut’s System for Educator Evaluation and Development Model.
Common Core of Teaching Rubric (PDF)

Weekly Google Hangout on Sunday nights

Participate in a Google hangout every Sunday night between 7:00 and 8:00. For one hour social studies teachers can come on and talk about the new state frameworks, inquiry, or anything else that they want to. Post feedback on important topics related to CT Social Studies. Email ctsocialstudies​1@googlegroups.​com to join this private group.

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Draft CT Social Studies Frameworks

Draft Social Studies Frameworks Please review the Draft CT Social Studies Frameworks. The frameworks will be discussed at the State Board of Education meeting on November 5, 2014. The plan is for the frameworks to be approved by the State Board on December 3, 2014. All comments and feedback should be directed to

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