Mission Statement

To engage in activities supporting educational work, which shall also include the coordination, promotion, development and maintenance of quality social studies programs at all levels of educational instruction in the State of Colorado.

Welcome to Colorado Council for the Social Studies


Help us Kickstart The Great Divide

Havey Productions, in association with Colorado Humanities, is working on the ambitious film project, The Great Divide, a feature length documentary on the history of water in Colorado. It will premiere in multiple locations throughout the state beginning in early 2015, and community discussion events connected to the film and the importance of Colorado’s water will also take place throughout the year.
The Great Divide will tell the water story of our state, the history and destiny of the West written in the headwaters of Colorado. A public education effort, the film is designed to raise understanding and appreciation of Colorado’s water heritage, and inspire informed discussion and personal responsibility for forging collaborative solutions to manage this most precious resource for a prosperous and sustainable future. The emphasis of the film is the critical need, in times of mounting demand for water and limited supply, to cross the great divide between conflict and cooperation.
You can see a trailer and brief overview of the $350,000 film by Producer Jim Havey online at Kickstarter, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/haveypro/the-great-divide.
Final funding for the film is being raised through an online crowd funding opportunity through Kickstarter. We have $13,153 left to raise for The Great Divide before the Kickstarter campaign ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The Global Economy, Colonial Williamsburg Live Broadcast Event

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10:00 AM EDT
1:00 PM EDT

Find a broadcaster in your area

Education for Citizenship--December 5--Register Now

Please join CELD for the 30th annual Eduicating for Citizenship Conference: Creating Democracy's Future , December 5, 2014,  Doubletree by Hilton Denver/Aurora Hotel,  13696 East Iliff Place, Aurora.  We are pleased that two national civic leaders who helped to launch CELD, Diana Hess, Vice President of the Spencer Foundation; and Lee Arbetman (Tentative), Executive Director, Street Law, will join us for this culminating event.  

Please register online at:  http://www.lawanddemocracy.org/2014.lawconfreg.html    Please help get the word out about this event by inviting your colleagues to join us on December 5.  Space is limited so register early.

Barbara Miller, Executive Director
Center for Education in Law and Democracy
531 Adams Street
Denver CO  80206
303-778-0756 - Phone
303-733-4791 - Fax

CO Social Studies Current Newsletter:

Open and read the Fall CCSS Newsletter

Bill of Rights Institute
First eLesson of the New School Year!

Current Events and the Constitution
The Significance of Federalist No. 1 eLesson

Documents of Freedom Has Arrived

6,800 educators have registered for Documents of Freedom, our new digital textbook accessible 24/7 from any device. Join them today

The National Council for History Education and The Fritz Fischer Scholarship Fund
are pleased to offer scholarships to attend the NCHE National Conference!

2015 NCHE Conference: Encounters in History

St. Augustine, Florida
Flagler College
March 19-21

What the Scholarships Provide:
Conference Registration (A $200 Value!)
Full Year of Membership in NCHE (A $50 Value!)
$50 towards Enrichment Excursions & Events

Who is Eligible: All K-12 History Teachers

Please Contact John Csepegi to learn how to apply
and what is required of scholarship recipients

john@nche.net or (240) 696-6612
The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014.

Colorado Close Up

2015 Schedule is now out. Read more here.

CCEE Stock Market Experience

Enhance your students learning experience in Personal Finance and Economics!

The Stock Market Experience™ is a FREE* interactive, hands-on, real life investment simulation that empowers student teams with their own virtual $100,000 investment portfolio for grade levels 3-12. Students work together to invest in stocks, mutual funds, bond, and commodities on US and international exchange over the course of a semester.

The Stock Market Experience™ supports the Colorado standards for Personal Financial Literacy and also helps students develop critical academic and 21st Century skills.

Session Dates:

Fall: September 22nd - November 21st
Early Spring: January 12th - April 3rd
Late Spring: March 9th - May 15th

More information on how to register to participate
and Free Teacher Training at www.ccee.net

Teaching Geography in the 21st Century:  New Online 5 Week Course for Educators


Course description:

Two graduate credit hours available. If you are only needing continuing education units, those are provided at the end of the course

The cost for the graduate hours is an additional $110 paid to Adams State University. Register for that optional graduate credit any time during the course. The link will be provided once you enroll in the course.