Celebrate 100 Years of NCSS!

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is pleased to announce our 100th Anniversary Celebration on February 1-6, 2022. We want to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our founding with you!

Join us on February 1-6, 2022 for weeknights that will include live panels on current social studies topics and a weekend filled with featured speakers and sessions designed to increase your professional learning.

  • Experience hours of social studies content to increase your professional learning.
  • Learn from prominent keynote speakers.
  • Explore the virtual exhibit hall highlighting the latest social studies products and services.
  • Connect with others via virtual networking.

Register

 

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Nataliya Braginsky
2021 Gilder Lehrman Awardee

Connecticut High School Teacher Nataliya Braginsky Named 2021 National History Teacher of the Year

2021 National History Teacher Of The Year Press Release

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to our 2021 CCSS Awardees!

CCSS 2021 Awards Announcement (PDF)

Excellence in Social Studies Education – K-8 –Caitlin Boles, Bethel Middle School, Bethel

Excellence in Social Studies  – 9-12 –Jennifer Trainor, Bethel High School, Bethel

Special Projects –Amy Perry, JFK Rocks the Community, John F. Kennedy Middle School, Southington

Pre-Service Social Studies Teacher Award – Grades 9-12 –Steven Bates, University of Bridgeport

Bruce Fraser Friend of Social Studies Award –Sally Whipple, Connecticut Democracy Center at the Old State House, Hartford

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Congratulations to the new CCSS Officers and Board Members who were inducted on May 13, 2021 during the Annual Spring Meeting. Click here to view entire board.

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Anti-Racism Statement – Drafted by the CCSS President and approved by the CCSS Board

Frederick Douglass reminds us that in the time of the American Revolution, colonists struggled to declare allegiance. He said the decision “tried men’s souls.” Mr. Douglass’s words ring true 168 years later as we are faced with a new revolution. CCSS not only believes that BLACK LIVES MATTER, we are committing the next year to confront implicit racism and bias within our organization. Click below for more about our commitment to anti-racism.

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African American Studies / Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Course

1) All high schools in Connecticut must offer this course in the beginning of the fall of 2022. High schools may begin to offer this course in the fall of 2021.

2) Schools must offer this as an entire one-year course. Schools cannot offer this as a 1/2 year course.

3) Schools must offer this course; not every student must take this course.

4) Schools must utilize the curriculum that is presently being finalized. Schools cannot develop their own curriculum.

5) The intent is that this course will be approved by the State Board of Education in December, 2020. Professional development to follow.

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The Connecticut Council for the Social Studies (CCSS), a Gold Star affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies, is the professional state organization for social studies educators. Our mission is to advocate for and advance the teaching of social studies at all grade levels. Our board is comprised of volunteer K-12 teachers and administrators, college professors, and personnel from museums and historical/cultural organizations.

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