Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

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The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies supports, advocates for, and celebrates excellence in the teaching and learning of social studies in Minnesota. 

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February 25-26, 2024
The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies is proud to announce that the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul will be the location for the 2024 MCSS Annual Conference - The Power of Perspective. We are  thrilled to be able to see so many educators in person, and we are grateful for the work you all do throughout the year.

This year's conference features more sessions than we have ever had! Here's a sneak-peak of each session, so you can see who is presenting and what topics will be covered. The full schedule with times will be released on Monday, January 29!

We are excited to showcase two Keynote Speaking Events at our 2024 Conference - Dr. J.B. Mayo Jr. of the University of Minnesota on February 25 at the Social Studies Social and Dr. Ed Ayers and Annie Evans of the University of Richmond on February 26 at the Annual Conference.


SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL - Minnesota Humanities Center
February 25, 2024
Join Dr. J.B. Mayo Jr. from the University of Minnesota as he delivers the Keynote address at the 2024 Social Studies Social presented by the OER Project. The Social Studies Social will feature our Teachers of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award winners at the Minnesota Humanities Center and will be followed by the Trivia Night hosted by Social Studies School Service at 8:30pm. Check out our conference page to register for the event.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our MCSS 2024 Conference sponsors. Their generosity has allowed us to make this year's conference one of the biggest and best we've ever produced. 

Breakfast Sponsor:

Lunch Sponsor:

Social Studies Social Trivia Night Sponsor:

Teacher of the Year and Keynote Sponsor:

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