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 Doing Social Studies 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? I would love to hear from you!


Kori Green
KCSS President


We're giving away money! Submit a mini-grant proposal

Are budget cuts hampering your creative ideas? If so, a KCSS classroom mini-grant just might be the answer to helping you put those ideas into practice. This year KCSS will award two $250 grants - one each to a K-6 and a 7-12 social studies teacher.

Projects that are eligible for the grant include materials and resources needed to improve instruction or to carry out special projects.  We're especially looking for mini-grant proposals that will act like a Kickstarter campaign - funding projects and instruction that can be used multiple times with multiple classes rather than a one-time project or event. (And while we believe in the power of field trips, KCSS mini-grants are not designed for that type of teaching activity.)

To apply for a grant, complete the online applicationThe application deadline is April 13. Check out these suggestions and tips for a successful proposal. The application deadline is April 13.Have some questions about the process? Contact Darla Mallein at: darlam@esu.edu