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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 of the inquiry process for Gr. 4-6 students

Videos about careers in each discipline for K-12 students

Upcoming Events

June 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016

This course consists of both self-paced and synchronized online learning activities, covering the microeconomics concepts in the Minnesota Social...

June 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016

This course consists of both self-paced and synchronized online learning activities, covering the macroeconomics concepts in the Minnesota Social...

July 19, 2016 to July 26, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education have been awarded a 2016 ConnectED Grant from Esri...