Why Social Studies?

Resources & Organizations

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society:
  •  Creating a Rho Kappa Chapter at Your School – Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.

Organizations supporting social studies instruction in Maryland:

Online resources supporting social studies instruction:

Regional museums and historic sites:


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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