Upcoming events

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District (Cadillac)

    Teachers of grades 7-12, this one’s for you!!!!  

    Join us on Thursday, April 16th, from 8:45 — 3:30 and learn how to teach WWI like an ACE!

    The Great War was truly a global war that engaged many diverse nations and resulted in significant contributions that long remained after the war had ended. WWI 360 incorporates meaningful content and primary source focused methods for teaching World War 1 and its enduring impact. Join us for an engaging workshop that incorporates cross-curricular teaching resources from the National WWI Museum, Michigan’s Revised Social Studies Standards, and reading and writing strategies that are in alignment with GELN’s Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom. 

    Sponsorship for this workshop provided by the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. 

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District (Cadillac)

    Teachers of grades 3-6, this one’s for you!!!!  

    Join us on Thursday, April 16th, from 8:45 — 3:30 and “learn how to DBQ!”  

    COST: $25 (includes lunch and resources)  

    The importance of developing content knowledge and inquiry-driven approaches to learning, while also building literacy skills and preparing all students for engaged citizenship in the 21st century is stronger than ever. This lively one-day training will provide elementary teachers with instructional strategies, sample lessons and practices to utilize the document-based ques-tion approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals stressed in both The C3 Framework and Michi-gan’s Revised Social Studies Standards.   

    Imali Kent of The DBQ Project will provide practical, hands-on experience with materials specifically designed to match both sets of standards.   

    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton TWP., MI 48038

    2020 Social Studies Olympiad

    Date: May 9, 2020

    Location: Quiz Bowl Only:  Macomb intermediate School District

    Theme: Census 2020

    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.  All events with the exception of Quiz Bowl will be completed off-site this year.  Please download the Handbook with descriptions and guidelines to see which events will work for you, and how to submit your entries!

    Olympiad Timeline 

    February 22, 2020 - Registration deadline

    March 21, 2020 - Event selection deadline

    March 28, 2020 - Deadline for mailing off-site event materials

    April 18, 2020 - Notification of winners to coaches

    May 9, 2020 - Quiz Bowl (only onsite event)

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grand Traverse Resort

    The 2020 MCSS Annual Conference will be held in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa!  With cherry trees, fall folliage and a fantastic amount of history and culture to explore, MCSS is excited to bring the full conference north for the first time in over a decade!

    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 Framework, 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.

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