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.

Funding has been provided by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Act of 2021.



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Check out the latest on State and Regional Social Studies Fairs.


Latest on State and Regional Social Studies Fairs . . .

Regional and State Social Studies Fairs have been postponed to school year 2022-23.

The fairs are funded by the in-person GCSS conference, which will not take place this school year.

We encourage teachers to have students maximize the extra time by stretching out each step of the
process in anticipation of entering thorough, well-developed projects next year. Stay tuned for
suggestions on how that might be done to be posted on this website.

Our directors and judges miss the interaction with the students but look forward to next year!




The retreat has been rescheduled for June 17-18, 2021 and that we will open registration in the late fall, 2020.


2020 GCSS State Social Studies Fair Regional Winners and Directing Teachers!

CLICK HERE to see the online state social studies fair welcome letter and submission instructions information.


The 2019 award winners are online. To take a look here CLICK HERE.


The 2019 annual conference photos are up. CLICK HERE to check them out. 

2023 GCSS Conference Save-the-Dates

Faces and Voices of Social Studies



The  2023 GCSS conference will be held on October 26-27, 2023 in Athens, Georgia at The Classic Center. Registration opens on March 31st.
Proposal submissions will begin on March 31st and the deadline for submission is June 5.
Additional conference information will be posted on the website.
Contact information:
Pam Knauer- Co-Conference Coordinator:
Gretna Soltis- Co-Conference Coordinator:
Dr. Rhonda Webb- GCSS Executive Director:

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