The Mission of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the advancement of quality social studies teaching for Georgia students.

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.



News & Notes, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2015 is Now available for download

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The 2015 Conference Program is Available for Download

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The 2015 Conference Request for Advertising Space form is now online. You can download it here






The 2015 Conference Exhibitor Request Form is now online. You can download it here 








2014 Conference Picture Gallery


2014 Social Studies Fair Winners


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2015 Annual Conference

Retiring GCSS Conference Coordinator Diane Sloan recognized by the Classic Center and GCSS for 11 years of outstanding service.


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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.



2015 Conference is October 22-23 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA




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


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