2014 Joint Social Studies Annual Conference
This conference is a joint venture between these Michigan associations:
- Michigan Council for the Social Studies
- Michigan Center for Civic Education
- Michigan Council of Economic Education
- Michigan Geographic Alliance
Thursday, November 6 - Friday, November 7, 2014
Best Western Plus Hotel
6820 S Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911
Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at (517) 694-8123. Mention group code MCSS1114 to receive the reduced rate of $98.50 + taxes
Interested in presenting at the conference? Click here for the online presenter application. Please submit before September 15, 2014.
Registration is now open. Click here to register online.
The MCSS Memorandum is now the MCSS Journal+
Starting with this Fall 2013 issue the former MCSS Memorandum is now the MCSS Journal+. This new
format allows for peer reviewed articles in the journal portion of this publication in the back and for other items
and columns to appear in the ﬁrst part of the publication.
In order to access the full Journal+ you will have to be a member of the Michigan Council for the Social Studies.
To get a taste of what is in the Fall 2013 click here.
The Winter 2014 Journal+ is available in the Member's Only Section. Please login to have access.
Social Studies Olympiad
The Michigan Council for the Social Studies Olympiad is a state-wide competition for students in grades fourth through twelfth. The goals and objectives of the competition is to increase student and teacher interest in the education of social studies, to offer contests that lead to improvements in social studies curriculum and facilitate instructional practices that provide opportunities for students and teachers to gain individual and team recognition for academic accomplishments. This event encourages the educational development of a strong social studies skill set, participatory experience, social and intellectual interactions, and strengthens personal confidence by asking students to plan activities as a group and to cooperate with as an ensemble.
Date of Competition: May 16, 2015
Venue: Okemos High School
2800 Jolly Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864
Theme: "Victory and Defeat"
Sylvia's Opportunities for Teachers
We are pleased to now have Sylvia's Opportunities for teachers now linked from our "resources" section of the website. You can click here to go there now or use the menu at the top of the page. This will be updated monthly and provide exciting information regarding grants, funding, educational trips, and much more! Make sure you check back often to see what is new. This is one of the best resources you will find for professional development for Social Studies teachers on the Internet!