The Vision of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to prepare students to be knowledgeable, effective decision makers and engaged citizens in a globally interdependent world.
The Photos for the 2016 Annual Conference are now Online.
The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601
Make sure you complete a form for EACH teacher if you have multiple attendees. However, one purchase order can cover them all.
For questions about registration contact via email: Aimee Cheek at Aimee@classiccenter.com.
News & Notes, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2016 (August) is Now available for download
News & Notes, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2015 is Now available for download
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The Georgia Social Studies Journal
The Georgia Social Studies Journal is under new editorship… In the days ahead, the journal will assume a new vision, new scope, and new look! Our goal: TIMELY—RELEVANT—ENGAGING!
Please consider submitting a story about a powerful teaching moment, a reflection about a current issue facing social studies teachers, results of an action research project, or a review of a resource you have found exceptionally useful in your practice.
We want to hear from YOU!
The Georgia Social Studies Journal is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to foster critical discussion of teaching and learning in PK-16 social studies. We understand social studies to include various disciplinary strands (history, economics, geography, political science) as well as social education (learning about self in relation to others in communities large and small). We invite three types of submissions: Inquiries, Reflections, and Tools. We will also have exciting new features such as Community Voices and Students Speak Up. Stay tuned!
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Please contact us with ideas you have… Inaugural issue coming October, 2016!
Jenn James, Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Liz Saylor, Editor (email@example.com)
2015 Annual Conference
Retiring GCSS Conference Coordinator Diane Sloan recognized by the Classic Center and GCSS for 11 years of outstanding service.
Congressman John Lewis Keynote at Fall Conference
The 2014 GCSS Fall Conference was special for several reasons. First, this is the 50th anniversary of the GCSS conference. Second, a large number of teachers from all across Georgia participated in over 100 concurrent sessions as well as visited the exhibit hall filled with social studies resources. Third, several teachers and leaders were recognized for their outstanding work in the area of social studies education. (Photos of award winners are posted at Awards on our website.) Last but not least, our very special guest speaker was Congressman John Lewis and his aide and co-author, Andrew Aydin. Congressman Lewis talked about his role in the civil rights movement and also how that experience led him to write the graphic novel “March”. Congressman John Lewis was presented the 2014 GCSS Statesman Award the first since 2004 when Representative Louise McBee of Athens received the award.
Photo: Andrew Aydin, co-author of March, Congressman John Lewis, and GCSS President Tammy Ponder.
Chris Cannon - President GCSS; Kim Weston - Social Studies Coordinator, DeKalb County Schools; Jason Butler (DeKalb Early College Academy) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator; and Eddie Bennett - Executive Director GCSS.
Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Joe Feinberg (Georgia State University) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator 2016; Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Jeff Burns (Ola High School) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator 2016; Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
Massie Heritage Center, Savannah
Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Ayela Khuro, Chris Mercer and Rachel Bradshaw of the Massie Heritage Center; and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Jesse Evans (Cedar Shoals High School) - Teacher of Promise Award Winner 2016, and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
Chris Cannon, Brittany Upshaw (Peek's Chapel Elementary School) - Teacher of Promise Award Winner 2016; and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
2015 Annual Conference (Archive)
2014 Annual Conference (Archive)
Eddie Bennett and Mary Stakes celebrating with Diane Sloan on her 10th anniversary as GCSS Conference Coordinator
The 2014 annual conference of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies was held Oct. 16-17 at the Athens Classic Center