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.

2019 Annual Conference


The 2019 GCSS Conference has come and gone. This year’s conference had an attendance of 500 participants attending over 130 sessions for K-12 social studies teachers. Over 55 vendors exhibited their instructional resources. Planning is taking place for the 2020 GCSS Conference on October 22-23, 2020 in Athens. Thank you to all attendees and vendors who completed the survey. The GCSS Board will look at the suggestions to make the 2020 Conference the best ever! See what your colleagues had to say about this year’s conference:


I have been to conferences (other subjects) in the past and this conference was amazing and the educators that I attended sessions were helpful and well-polished.


The variety of vendors and sessions


The sessions were incredibly informative, but I took away so many new things from the exhibitors. I did not realize all that the different museums in our state had to offer in terms of educational outreach.


I loved the app, the access to Edmodo materials, and the keynote speakers.


The Classic Center was fantastic as always, parking was easy; the "check-up" sessions on Friday were great.


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