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.

CCSS 2014 Conference


APRIL 18, 2014
CCSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DOUBLETREE HOTEL TECH CENTER

Theme:  CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS:
DISCOVERING THE CORE OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Need a hotel room for the conference at the Double Tree Denver Tech Center? Call 1-800-327-2242 and ask for the Colorado Social Studies group rate ($89). Rate includes breakfast for two. Reservations must be made by March 31, 2014.

ALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014.

Final Overview of 2014 Program


2014 Keynote Speaker

Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.
Best selling author of Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History
Featured scholar of National Geographic Explorer
TV program “Death of the Ice Man”
Director of the “Hannibal in the Alps” project at Stanford University

Patrick Hunt has a Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London, in 1991 archaeological science. He has been teaching humanities, archaeology, mythology and the arts at Stanford University since 1993. He directed the Hannibal Expedition, sponsored in 2007-2008 by the National Geographic Society’s Expedition Council. He has been Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994-2012. Hunt is also a Past President of the California Classical Association (1986-87) and President since 1995 of the Stanford Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1989 and is also a National Lecturer (2009-2014) for the Archaeological Institute of America. In addition to his current archaeological research on Hannibal, Otzi the Iceman and ancient technology, Hunt is a regular featured scholar in film documentaries, appearing on National Geographic Explorer TV, NOVA, PBS, Spike TV and History Channel, among other broadcasts and on radio; he has contributed to and advised multiple documentaries on Hannibal, including BBC productions. Hunt is also Editor-in-Chief of an innovative online history publication, Electrum Magazine. To date Hunt has published 100+ peer-reviewed journal and encyclopedia articles and entries such as World Archaeology, Studia Phoenicia, Encyclopedia of Ancient History, African Archaeology Review and Journal of Roman Archaeology, including on Hannibal, Carthage and the ancient world. He has authored 14 books with several forthcoming on Hannibal, history and archaeological science in 2013-14.

Some of Hunt’s published books to date include:

TEN DISCOVERIES THAT REWROTE HISTORY (Penguin/Plume, 2007) (translated in to five languages to date);

ALPINE ARCHAEOLOGY (Ariel, 2007);

Dante’s INFERNO: CRITICAL INSIGHTS (Salem Press, editor/author 2011).

In addition to other honors and teaching awards across a 30 year academic career, including 21 years at Stanford, Hunt was awarded a Persian Golden Lioness – Medal of Excellence in 2008 for contributions to Persian history from the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media in London and was given a citation at a a ceremony in Istanbul from the Ministry of Culture in Turkey in 2012.