Upcoming events

    • 31 Mar 2022

    THEME: Who are We and What Unites Us?

    Location: All events offsite 

    Registration Deadline:  March 1st, 2022

    Event Selection Deadline:  March 31st, 2022

    Deadline for mailing:  April 18, 2022

    Notification of Winners:  After May 11, 2022

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed the Canadian Parliament and provided a rallying cry that is just as relevant today as it was in 1961.  President Kennedy said, “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. Necessity has made us allies. What unites us is far greater than what divides us.”  In recent years, there has been a growing divisiveness on many issues both globally and domestic.  The theme “Who Are We and What Unites Us” explores not what divides us but what unites us, what we have in common, and what hopes and dreams we all share. We believe this theme will inspire students to examine and discover who we are as an individual, a group, a nation, and as a global society.  Through this exploration, students will discover that what unites us is much greater than our differences and how embracing our differences can in fact bring us closer together.

    • 18 Apr 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the MCSS conference will continue online this year.  We're incredibly excited at the opportunity this presents to make the conference even bigger, more accessible, and at a lower cost to our membership.

    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

Past events

27 Jul 2021 A Roadmap to Civic Re-Engagement: Reading, Writing, and Speaking for Change
18 May 2021 From Controversial to Complex: Building Skills for Successful Conversations
06 May 2021 Dealing with Racism in Michigan: The Past, Present and Future.
21 Apr 2021 A Story That Impacts All Of Us: Anishnaabek History in Michigan.
16 Apr 2021 Social Studies Olympiad 2021
15 Apr 2021 News Media and Civic Engagement: High School Students Find Their Voice and Place in Their Community
22 Feb 2021 MCSS Virtual Conference - The Stories We Tell!
03 Sep 2020 Targeting How We Teach Racial Issues in the Classroom
10 Aug 2020 Changing Practices for Changing Times
08 Jun 2020 Rock It, Don't Knock It: Become a Third Grade MVP
08 Jun 2020 The Second Dimension: Going Where Few Men (And Women) Have Gone Before
01 Jun 2020 Adapting Inquiry for Blended Learning
18 May 2020 Geography and Geography Integration in Distance Learning
14 May 2020 MCSS Happy Hour
11 May 2020 Teaching Social Studies to Young Children at Home: Support for Teachers and Parents
11 May 2020 Difficult Decisions in Difficult Times: Hope and Agency During the Armenian Genocide
09 May 2020 Social Studies Olympiad 2020
01 May 2020 Spring Webinar Series - Event 1
16 Apr 2020 MCSS 2020 Spring Pre-Conference Clinic: WWI 360
16 Apr 2020 MCSS 2020 Spring Pre-Conference Clinic: Learn How To DBQ
14 Dec 2019 DBQ Project Follow Up
02 Nov 2019 2019 Fall MCSS Symposium
04 May 2019 Social Studies Olympiad 2019
22 Mar 2019 2019 Annual MCSS Conference
19 May 2018 Social Studies Olympiad 2018
23 Mar 2018 2018 Annual MCSS Conference
13 May 2017 Social Studies Olympiad 2017
28 Apr 2017 2017 Annual MCSS Conference
14 May 2016 Social Studies Olympiad 2016
06 Nov 2015 2015 Joint Social Studies Conference Exhibitor Registration

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