The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies has been supporting NC social studies educators for over 60 years.  We are a member supported organization – our members are K-12 teachers and administrators, college professors, pre-service and retired teachers and educators from non-profit organizations.

NCCSS is an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies – together we  work to open doors to quality curriculum resources, sound instructional practices, legislative advocacy and collaborative opportunities.


2018 NCCSS Conference information will be posted by June of 2017.


Learn how you can start your own chapter of the Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society.
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Become a leader in NCCSS by running for our Board of Directors  Click here for more information

The George Washington Teacher Institute is proud to announce six summer residential programs. The programs will feature unparalleled access to content scholars, the Mount Vernon estate, and sources, both primary and secondary.

We’ll host six programs on the historic estate, Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief (June 13-17); Slavery in George Washington’s World (June 20-24); First in Business: Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation (July 11-15); Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington (July 18-22); Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century (August 1-6); and, Model Citizen: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government (August 8-12).

Each week features a lead scholar that drives the content and works closely with each participant.

All current K-12 teachers are invited to apply. Full scholarships, including travel stipends, are available for applicants in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note: You must be teaching in the scholarship state for the 2017-18 school year to be eligible.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.

For more details, including the application requirements and formal application, please visit our website: mountvernon.org/summerresidential. If you have additional questions, please contact Jackie Jecha, jjecha@mountvernon.org or 703.799.5082.

Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will also conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

Five week-long sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

· June 19-23

· June 26-30

· July 10-14

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

· July 17-21

WWI Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:

· July 31-August 4

The institute and course materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due March 17 and require a letter of recommendation.

Learn more and apply here: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/