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

Save the Date! Kansas State Social Studies Conference

The annual state Social Studies conference is scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2018 on the campus of Emporia State University. The event is co-sponsored by KCSS, KCEE, KGA, KSHS, KSDE, and KCHE. The focus will be on creating civically engaged citizens in the Sunflower state. Our scheduled keynoter, Joel Breakstone, is the executive director of the Stanford History Education Group and will share all sorts of cool SHEG details!

Along with learning more about SHEG resources like their new Civic Literacy tools, you'll walk away smarter after learning about:

•  revised state standards and new state assessment info
•  civic engagement strategies
•  tech integration tools
•  current best practices

Head over to the conference site to register and find session information. 

We're looking forward to seeing you there!