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

  • Many articles and links related to elections 
  • History of the Star-Spangled Banner
  • Ballot Proposals in Michigan
  • Details on the World of 8 Billion contest
  • A tribute to historian David McCullough
  • and much 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 2023

Previous Issues:

Winter 2022

Fall 2021

Winter 2021 

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