Upcoming events

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hope College, Holland Michigan

    The 2019 Annual MCSS conference will be held in Western Michigan this year at Hope College in Holland Michigan!

    What we can promise is the conference will be filled with information, ideas, collaborations with peers, and the opportunity to share with fellow social studies colleagues. 

    Each Social Studies content organization will be represented and providing sessions at the conference:

    Michigan Geographic Alliance

    Michigan Council for History Education

    Michigan Council on Economic Education

    Center for Civic Education

    Michigan Council for the Social Studies

    Topics such as an update on new Social Studies content expectations, the C3, and current happenings in the world of social studies will be presented.

    There are sessions for every level from elementary, middle level, secondary, post-secondary and Social Studies supervisors.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Grosse Pointe North High School, 707 Vernier Rd Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

    2019 Social Studies Olympiad

    Date: Saturday May 4, 2019

    Core Values of American Democracy

    Grosse Pointe North High School
    707 Vernier Rd
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

    The Michigan Social Studies Olympiad is a fun and educational state-wide competition for students in grades 3 through 12. MCSS sponsors this great competition in order to increase student and teacher interest in social studies education and to provide opportunities for students and teachers to gain individual and team recognition for academic accomplishments. Social Studies Olympiad encourages the development of a strong social studies skill set, participatory experience, social and intellectual interactions, and strengthens personal confidence by through collaboration and competition.  There are both Off-site events that do not require travel to the actual Olympiad site (mail-in submissions), as well as a variety of On-site events for those seeking the excitement of live competition!  Please download the Handbook with descriptions and guidelines to see which events will work for you.

    Olympiad Timeline 

    February 23, 2019-Registration Deadline
    March 2, 2019-Event Selection Deadline
    March 9, 2019-Deadline for mailing offsite event materials.
    April 4, 2019-Notification of winners to coaches AFTER 4/8 
    May 4, 2019-Olympiad Event date!

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