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Upcoming Dates

  • 2023–MSCSS Annual Conference:
    Friday, February 24, 2023
  • 103rd NCSS Conference:
    Dec 1 – Dec 3, 2023
    Music City Center
    201 Rep. John Lewis Way S,
    Nashville, TN 37203 US

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NCSS Conference
NCSS 2022 in Philadelphia was a great success thanks in large measure to Jason Raia, PCSS President and NCSS Conference Co-Chair and PCSS President-Elect and NCSS Conference Local Arrangements Chair Georgette Hackman.

PCSS hopes it will not be 60 years before NCSS returns to the Keystone State (NCS was last in Philadelphia in 1962). Now our eyes turn to Middle States February 24-25, 2023 in Wilmington. Look for details on PCSS programming in 2023 coming soon!


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Pennsylvania 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

The Point and Leo West

Leo West, age 96, wrote– Due to recent upgrades in program software and a few vision problems, composing an issue of THE POINT has become difficult. In the past it was possible to collect a variety of pertinent articles from various sources such as NCSS, ASCD, Education Week, and various websites, newspapers and offer links […]

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The American Mind: Frederick Douglass

Our friends at the Freedoms Foundation have a great event coming up on June 4th. The American Mind: Frederick Douglass Dr. Jonathan White – Christopher Newport University June 4th , 2022 About this seminar: One of the most influential African Americans in the nineteenth century, Douglass advocated for a number of causes, including the abolition […]

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