The Maryland Council for Social Studies (MDCSS) is dedicated to the promotion and support of social studies education in Maryland and the United States. MDCSS works to build a community of social studies educators in the state of Maryland, and through this network advance cultural understanding, respect for human differences, and an appreciation of diversity. MDCSS provides high quality professional development and instructional resources for Maryland social studies teachers and works to recognize excellence in social studies instruction at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

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2020 social studies

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October 18, 2019

Join us for the 2019 MDCSS Conference!

MDCSS is pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Conference: Integrating Civics in the Social Studies. Learn more at the link!

October 19, 2018

Now available: Conference 2018

The 2018 Fall Conference is coming! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 19 at the Columbia Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Presentations will focus on a theme of "Taking Informed Action." Learn more at our Conference page.

August 09, 2018

MDCSS visits the Newseum

On Thursday August 9th, an assortment of MDCSS professionals, ranging from content supervisors to pre-service teachers, gathered for a fantastic experience at the Newseum. We began by exploring the resources available on NewseumED.org. Some resources available to registered users are: setting up interactive virtual classes with NewseumEd educators, using the EDCollection’s in-depth, primary source-based lessons to explore a variety of topics, and accessing hundreds of high resolution artifacts.  We completed the day with an interactive and information tour of the Newseum. We look forward to the roll out of the newest version of NewseumED.org at the Newseum’s Teacher Open House on October 6th. 

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