Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies
WCSS is here to support you with resources as you begin and continue your school year. We will send you a monthly newsletter with helpful resources. Check out our website below for help as your year progresses. Reach out to our elected board members in your region to stay connected to PD opportunities and resources for your classroom.
Want to open the school year with collaboration, problem solving, interaction with your students, and fun - all while introducing your course content, themes, and principles? Have your students BREAK IN to your class! Click the image above or this link for an overview, and check out the links below for more info.

Connect to Social Studies Educators & Resources!
Check out our website to find educator resources, information about our March 2024 Conference in Madison, and more!
Visit our website to become a member of WCSS for free today!

WCSS 2024 Conference Proposals coming soon!

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Big changes in Social Studies coming in Wisconsin...

Join DPI Social Studies Consultant Kris McDaniel to find out what recommended changes are coming in Wisconsin for Social Studies educators. Get information on the upcoming K-12 Civics Scope & Sequence, the upcoming standards revision, and more!

Cannot attend? Contact Kris with any questions you may have.

Connect to Local History

Visit your local Wisconsin Historical Society location for curriculum materials and info on field trips for your students.
Help your students to research the local history in your community by visiting the Area Research Center Network.

Explore thousands of public records, photos, videos, documents, and even help your students research their family geneaology!
Kris McDaniel
Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Consultant

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