Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

MCSS Annual Conference: February 22-23, 2015

"Inquiry and Connections in the Social Studies: 
Engaging 21st-Century Learners in a Diverse and Changing World"

The 2015 MCSS Annual Conference will take place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. 

Sunday, February 22

Awards Gala: 5-9 p.m.

Monday, February 23

Conference: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the adjoining Embassy Suites. To reserve a room for Sun., Feb. 22 for the group rate of $109, visit this reservation link.


Conference Presentations

Preliminary list of conference sessions
(List is subject to change)

Session schedule:

Session 1: 8:00-8:50
Exhibitor Break
Session 2: 9:30-10:20 (Session & Poster)
Session 3: 10:30-11:20 (Session & Poster)
Lunch and Keynote
Session 4: 1:10-2:00 (Session & Poster)
Exhibitor Break
Session 5: 2:40-3:30


*** New for 2015: Poster sessions

During three of the time slots, multiple presenters will share materials and resources in poster form.


Local and National Exhibitors

Register to be an exhibitor.

Full list of conference exhibitors will be posted close to conference time. 

All conference attendees will receive a copy of the best-seller Unbroken, courtesy of Random House.

Attendees will also receive a choice of one of these titles, courtesy of Macmillan: Spare Parts, Great American Documents, Writing on the Wall, Who We Be, I Believe in Zero, The Pilot and the Little Prince




Keynote Speakers

2015 Gala Speaker

Patricia Avery
University of Minnesota
Social Studies Methods Professor

Keynote: "Democratic Education in Challenging Times"

2015 Conference Speaker

Will Harris
University of Pennsylvania
Founding director, Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier

Keynote: "Citizenship Education is the Whole Deal"


List of Vendors at 2014 Conference

  • Tolerance Minnesota
  • Japanese American Citizen League
  • Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
  • Global Travel Alliance
  • Historical Experiences Inc.
  • Minnesota International Center
  • Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Minnesota History Day
  • Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
  • Minnesota Field Trip Library
  • National Geographic
  • ACIS Educational Tours
  • Best Prep
  • United Educators Credit Union
  • The DBQ Project
  • Cultural Jambalaya
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Glencoe McGraw Hill Education
  • Minnesota Council on Economic Education
  • Minnesota DNR Firewise in the Classroom
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Pearson
  • Liberation Clothes and Gifts
  • Thelma Battle Buckner

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