Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

Social Studies Organizations

National Council for the Social Studies: Founded in 1921, NCSS has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

Minnesota Department of Education: MDE leads the revision of social studies standards and provides support through a state social studies specialist.

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation: Learning Law and Democracy provides professional development and teaching materials for K-12 civics, government, and law education.

Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education: MAGE is a group of educators who advocate for geographic literacy. The organization provides resources for teachers, and opportunities for networking and experiences that motivate and inspire teachers.

Minnesota Council for Economic Education: The mission of the Minnesota Council is to provide is to provide Minnesotans with the economic and financial understanding they need to function effectively in a complex, global environment.

Minnesota Council for History Education: MNCHE seeks to promote and improve history instruction in Minnesota.

Minnesota Humanities Center: Through its many programs, the Minnesota Humanities Commission inspires people to learn, grow and give to their communities by providing leadership, resources and programs.

Minnesota International Center: MIC provides programs and opportunities for U.S. residents to serve as citizen diplomats and better understand their place in the world.

Center for Social Studies Education: The CSSE is a collaboration of the Minnesota Department of Education and the statewide organizations to promote excellence in social studies education, and support educators with standards implementation, resources, and opportunities for professional development.

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