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

January 1, 2017 to April 12, 2017

The Personal Finance Decathlon is an exciting competition for high school students that engages students' content knowledge and critical and...

January 1, 2017 to March 29, 2017

In the Minnesota Economics Challenge, teams of students representing high schools across the state compete in a series of challenging tests of...

January 11, 2017 to April 21, 2017

Middle and high school students work individually or with a partner to create an original map that features a story about their "hometown" in...