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.

Updates

12/11/17

2018 GCSS Virtual Regional Fair Informtion Update  *New

2018 Regional Social Studies Fair Information

Information for the 2018 Virtual Regional Fair (upcoming)

2017-18 Virtual Regional Fair Entry Form

2017 State Social Studies Fair Winners 

2017 State Social Studies Fair Special Awards Winners 

Guide to Georgia Social Studies Fairs

Virtual Fair score sheet 2017-18

2017-18 Judges Scoring Sheet

2017-18 GCSS Social Studies Fair Entry Form

 

GCSS REGIONAL DIVISIONS 

 

Social Studies Fair Entry Form 

CRITERIA FOR THE NEW GEORGIA ENCYCLOPEDIA SPECIAL AWARD (STATE FAIR) (PDF)

CONTACT STATE FAIR COORDINATOR

 

2016 State Social Studies Fair Special Award Winners  

2016 State Social Studies Fair Winners 

 

 




10/16/17

Teachers

 

We are investigating the impact of current testing policies on the classroom time dedicated to science and social studies instruction.  Your feedback is crucial in determining the impact of these policies on our students.  Please participate and provide your thoughtful responses.  The students of Georgia thank you as do we for your assistance in this research.  Go to the GCSS website or Facebook page or https://tinyurl.com/GSTA-GCSS-SURVEY to take the survey.

 

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11/04/16

 

The Photos for the 2016 Annual Conference are now Online.

Click here to take a look.

 

 

 

 




09/02/16

Click Here to Download the 2016 GCSS Annual Conference Program

 




09/02/16

 

Registration Services/GCSS
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.
 



08/24/16

News & Notes, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2016 (August) is Now available for download

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09/09/15

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

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12/17/13

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Articles

NCSS Annual Conference Presentation

Click Here to Download the Presentation in PDF format


Georgia Council for the Social Studies 2017 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers- October 12-13, 2017

Ms. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland shares her “Reflections of a Freedom Rider”.


Mr. Hershel Greenblat shares “A Survivor’s Story”.


Dr. Catherine Cornbleth discusses “Who’s Thinking Critically Now?”


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!

Visit our new and evolving website:

https://coe.uga.edu/news/publications/georgia-social-studies-journal

Please contact us with ideas you have… Inaugural issue coming October, 2016!

Jenn James, Editor (jhjames@uga.edu)

Liz Saylor, Editor (saylor@uga.edu)


2015 Annual Conference

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

 

Click here to view other awards.


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.

 


2017 GCSS Conference Awards

Gwen Hutcheson 2017 Award Winner Tony DiSario of Henry County Schools with Payton DiSario, Heather MacKenzie, Jackson DiSario, and Eddie Bennett, Executive Director of GCSS

 

2017 Social Studies Leader Award Winner, Heather MacKenzie of Henry County with Tony DiSario, Regina Holland and Eddie Bennett

 

Gwen Hutcheson 2017 Award Winner Jennifer Zoumberis of Houston County with GCSS President Pam Roach, Gretna Soltis, and Eddie Bennett

 

Gwen Hutcheson 2017 Award Winner Heather Burch of Barrow County with Pam Roach, David Kendrick and Eddie Bennett

 

Georgia Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2017 Award winner Margaret Duncan, of Henry County with Pam Roach, Nina Kendall and Eddie Bennett.

 

Gwen Hutcheson 2017 Award Winner Sally Meyer with Pam Roach, Becky Ryckeley and Eddie Bennett


 

2017 Annual Conference Award Winners

2017 Annual Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click Here to Download the Conference Flyer

 


2017 Annual Conference Registration Form

Registration has been extended until October 4, 2017

(If any system or individual would like a paper copy of the registration form, contact Pam Knauer at pam.knauer@cox.net.)

 

Join Us in Athens! A Letter from GCSS President Pamela Roach

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2017 GCSS Conference

2017 Call For Annual Conference Proposal Forms

2017 Exhibit Space Reservation Form

2017 Request for Advertising Space

2017 Hotel Information

 

 

 

 

 


2016 Annual Conference (Archive)

2016  Awards

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

 

 

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2015 Annual Conference (Archive)

DOWNLOAD THE 2015 GCSS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 


 

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

 

Download The 2014 Conference Program

 


GCSS - Georgia Council for the Social Studies
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.

The 2013 GLASS Award nomination is now online. Click Here