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


Don't forget to register for April 18th conference by Friday, April 11th!

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.


Deadline extended for Regional Environmental Education Leadership Councils

We are hoping to balance the make-up of our councils and are in need of a few dedicated classroom teachers to provide their perspectives, experiences, and guidance. Please consider applying-or passing this to someone you know! The commitment is very manageable.


Open and read the Winter CCSS Newsletter


Civil War: The Untold Story

This 5 part documentary series will be aired on public television stations nationwide in April. Check local listings. It is narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey)

"Civil War: the Untold Story" will air on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, April 10th at 9 pm - and continue airing the each Thursday night until May 8th.  There are 5 episodes total.
"Civil War: the Untold Story" will also air on Colorado Public Television (KBDI) on Wednesday April 30th at 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm - and on Thursday, May 1 at 8 pm and 9 pm.

For more information and video clips, go to https://www.facebook.com/CivilWarTheUntoldStory


Summer Institutes

http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer_programs

http://www.teachingquality.org/content/what-your-2014-summer-learning-plan

Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute


Geographic Bee Registraiton Info
For schools interested in the State and National Geographic Bee…

Here is the link for principals to register their schools for the Colorado Bee:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/how-schools-register/
Bee line phone number - 202-828-6659


CDE releases high school test questions for Social Studies.  Click on link and check them out.


Field test practice tests for SS

link and instructions to see the released items and practice assessments for 4th and 7th grade (CDE has not yet released HS items.): http://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?pagename=Pearson/QuickLink/co