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.

Latest on State and Regional Social Studies Fairs . . .


Regional and State Social Studies Fairs have been postponed to school year 2021-22.


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!

 

2020 Online State Social Studies Fair Information for Regional Winners

           2020 Online Social Studies Fair Welcome Letter

           2020 Online Social Studies Fair Directions for Submissions

 

SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR INTRODUCTION

2019-20 GCSS Social Studies Fair Introduction

 

SS FAIR ENTRY INFORMATION AND FORMS

How Are Projects Entered in a GCSS Fair?

2019-20 GCSS Social Studies Fair Entry Form Directions

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Entry Form  (Please download to your computer to fill.) 

           GCSS Virtual Social Studies Fair Entry Form  (Please download to your computer to fill.)

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Regions (List)

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Region Map (Map)

           2019-2020 GCSS Regional Social Studies Fair Information

2020 State Fair Information for Regional Winners

 

SS FAIR COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS

            GCSS Social Studies Fair Project Components

           Research Summary Paper Format

           Basic Components of the Visual Presentation

           Abstract Sample

           2019-20 Judges’ Scoring Sheet

           2019-20 Virtual Judges’ Scoring Sheet

 

TEACHER RESOURCES

            Preparing Students for the School Social Studies Fair

           Checklist of Questions for Planning School Social Studies Fairs

           Guidelines for Students:  Selecting a Topic

           Descriptions of Social Studies Disciplines

           Social Studies Sources/Resources/Tools

           Information Processing Skills

           Social Studies Research: Preparing Student Projects (by Glen Blankenship)

           Social Studies Fair Contract and Timeline Example 1 (Center Jr. High)

           Social Studies Fair Research Contract Example 2 (Glen Blankenship)

           Ideas for Anthropology/Archaeology Social Studies Fair Topics

           New Georgia Encyclopedia Special Award Guidelines

 

FAIR ADMINISTRATION

            GCSS Social Studies Fair Administration, Judging Guidelines, and Awards

 

OLDER DOCUMENTS

2018 GCSS State Social Studies Fair Special Awards Winners 

2018 State Social Studies Fair Regular Award Winners 

(OLD) Guide to Georgia Social Studies Fairs

CONTACT STATE FAIR COORDINATOR