Welcome to the KCSS

As social studies educators, you are responsible for teaching students the content knowledge, discipline specific thinking skills, and civic values that are vital for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. Our task at the Kansas Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support to make your job easier.

So we've redesigned our site to highlight teacher resources such as lesson plans and web sites, membership information, annual conference information, and updated social studies news / announcements. We're also excited about our new KCSS blog and social media tools - our hope is that you will use all of these resources to connect with others and to improve social studies instruction in Kansas. We're looking forward to working with you.

Have questions or comments? Let me know!

Kori Green
KCSS President

Kansans Can: Social Studies Leading the Way conference

Save the Date!

The annual state Social Studies conference is scheduled for November 5 - 6, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas at the historic Hotel at Old Town Conference Center. The event is co-sponsored by KCEE, KGA, KSHS, KSDE, KCSS, and KCHE. You don’t want to miss this – make plans now to attend!

The conference theme, Kansans Can: Social Studies Leading the Way, is focused on the teaching and learning of historical thinking skills and assessments with a special highlight on economics and the state board’s Kansans Can vision. You’ll walk away smarter after learning more about:

  • the upcoming Spring 2018 social studies assessment
  • civic engagement strategies
  • tech integration tools
  • current best practices
  • reading and writing ideas
  • the latest from the Kansas Council for Economic Education

Extra bonus? The conference is in the center of Old Town with all sorts of fun things to do. So get registered now!

Get the full details and registration information on the conference website.