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Click for the MCSS Toolbox 2023 Fall Issue

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

  • The emergence of artificial intelligence and using ChatGPT as a learning tool

  • Catastrophic weather events and impacts
  • Teaching Dialogue Skills to Rebuild our Democracy
  • Opportunities from the MDE
  • Book Reviews
  • and many more ideas
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 Winter of 2024

Previous Issues:

Winter 2023

Fall 2022

Winter 2022

Fall 2021

Winter 2021 

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