Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education

We promote excellence in social studies education.

The CSSE is a collaboration of organizations that supports educators with standards implementation, classroom resources and opportunities for professional development.

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Popular Resources

Teacher-created models of unpacked benchmarks and resource lists

Infographics of the inquiry process outlined in the standards

Links to Dakota and Ojibwe Resources

Video Resources

Video series to support implementation of the 2011 Social Studies Standards

Animated videos for students (in two languages)

Videos about careers in each discipline for K-12 students

Upcoming Events

June 12, 2017 to August 21, 2017

This 11-week online course is intended for teachers who want to build or enhance their content knowledge and skills in teaching microeconomics.

June 12, 2017 to August 21, 2017

This 11-week online course is intended for teachers who want to build or enhance their content knowledge and skills in teaching macroeconomics.

July 25, 2017 to July 26, 2017

Using Blues Vision in the Classroom prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with students through a deeper...