Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

Resources from 2018 Breakout Sessions

Breakout session resources from past conferences

Only current MCSS members have access to resources from breakout sessions.

MCSS Annual Conference: March 3-4, 2019
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth

"With Liberty and Justice for All"

Register for the conference

The 2019 MCSS Annual Conference will take place in Duluth, Minnesota.

Sunday, March 3, 2019: Social Studies Social

Monday, March 4, 2019: Conference

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Conference hotel: Inn on Lake Superior 
Check back later this fall for reservation information.


Conference Presentations

2019 Conference schedule:

7:30-8:00 Breakfast and speaker
8:00-8:50 Session 1
9:00-9:50 Session 2
10:00-10:50 Session 3
10:50-11:30 Exhibitor time
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:10 Exhibitor time
1:10-2:00 Session 4
2:10-3:00 Session 5

Local and National Exhibitors

Each year, MCSS welcomes a variety of fantastic exhibitors!

Keynote Speakers

2019 Social Studies Social Speaker

Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About series, In the Shadow of Liberty, and More Deadly Than War

2019 Breakfast Speaker


2019 Lunch Presentation


What was New in 2018?

Morning Discussion with Journalists

We're shaking up our morning program for 2018! After announcements, board elections, and the Minnesota Secretary of State, MCSS will welcome four Twin Cities journalists for a panel discussion: "Writing the First Draft: Journalists Share the Role of Media in Civic Education." Our journalist guests will include John Rash (editorial board, Star Tribune; professor mass media and politics at the University of Minnesota), Lindsey Seavert (reporter, KARE 11), Rachel Stassen-Berger (former Minnesota Capitol Bureau Chief, Pioneer Press), and Solvejg Wastvedt (education reporter, MPR). 

Drive for Shelters

MCSS is once again sponsoring a drive for local homeless shelters. Please bring new, unopened packages of socks or underwear (all ages and genders) to the registration table at the conference. You'll receive another free book with your donation, and help your fellow Minnesotans during these cold months.

At the 2017 conference, we collected 268 pairs of socks, 75 pairs of underwear, and $75 for Theresa House and Welcome Inn. Thanks to all for your generosity!

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag)

In an effort to help the environment, MCSS will not be producing conference bags this year. We have found that teachers have a stash of these bags already and more often than not, extra conference bags go right in the trash. Please Bring Your Own Bag, and at the registration table we will provide you with all your conference goodies!

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