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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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Inquiry in the Upper Midwest: Attend a regional workshop - stipends provided!

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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

October 26, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium are excited to announce Educator Day II is...

October 29, 2016

This workshop is considered the premier professional development event in Minnesota for K-12 Geography educators and pre-service teachers from...

November 2, 2016
Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives serves as an introduction to the core strategies and concepts of the Minnesota...