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  • October 20, 2016
    Content Support for Act 70 (Harrisburg)
  • October 21, 2016
    Annual Conference (Harrisburg)
  • October 22, 2016
    PCSS Board Meeting





Pennslyvania Council for the Social Studies

PCSS promotes quality Social Studies education from kindergarten to higher learning by:

  1. Advocating the Social Studies at all levels of education in Pennsylvania.
  2. Promoting the analysis, dissemination and evaluation of Social Studies materials.
  3. Examining and recommending certification requirements for teachers.
  4. Assisting educators in organizing local Social Studies councils for professional development.
  5. Cooperating with schools, districts, intermediate units and other interested parties on Social Studies projects.

Latest News from PCSS

PCSS Election: Meet the Candidates

Every year, PCSS elects five Board members and a Recording Secretary.  Every other year, PCSS also elects a future president as president-elect.  The year 2016 is the off year when […]


Conference Hotel Room Block for State Conference in October

A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg at a special rate of $105.  If you plan to attend the conference in […]


NCSS is coming to Pennsylvania in 2022!!

  NCSS is coming to Pennsylvania in 2022!! The Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies is pleased to announce the city of Philadelphia has been selected to host the National […]