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The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications and meetings. They broaden their communication by working with related professional associations, government, and private agencies.

MCSS on the Internet

In 2012, the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies took an important step. The organization created this Web site. It is a beginning. In 2013, the NERC44 conference was able to add an on line registration option. In addition, we're trying...

Message from the President

Hello and welcome back to our website. We’ve had a tough winter, but spring is just around the corner which means it’s almost time for our annual professional development conference (NERC 45) which is being held April 7-9, 2014 in Sturbridge, MA. Cli...

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications...

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies is the state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies and an associate of the New England History Teachers Association. The purposes of MCSS are to: Provide a professional organization...

Board Members

2013-2014 MCSS Board of Directors May 1, 2013 OFFICERS President: William Hocking, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA; bill.hocking@mansfieldschools.com President-Elect:  Gorman Lee,  2014, Braintree Public Schools, Braintree, MA; glee@braintreema.gov ...

State/Local Councils

MCSS also works with local councils that serve regions of the state. Representatives of these councils sit on the MCSS Board of Directors as voting members. Local councils provide programs for their members several times a year; these programs enhance...