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Click for the MCSS Toolbox 2024 Winter Issue

The former MCSS Journal+ is now a publication focused on the nuts and bolts of teaching social studies K-16.  We have

Included in this issue:

  • a few items suggesting lessons for MLK Day and Black History Month as well as for Native American History.
  • A video contest for middle and high school students, with prizes, related to world population is on
  • Teaching and the use of AI
  • an activity from a former student of mine dealing with gun violence.
  • and so much more!
If you have lesson plans, ideas, or suggestions for the next MCSS Toolbox, please contact Bob Pettapiece  (  We love to share what teachers are doing each day in the classrooms and cover the current issues that face Social Studies educators.

The next issue is scheduled to come out in the Fall of 2024

Previous Issues:

Fall 2023

Winter 2023

Fall 2022

Winter 2022

Fall 2021

Winter 2021 

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