Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies
Past Conference Materials

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MCSS Annual Conference: February 26-27, 2017
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato

"Inspiring Local Learners in a Global Community"

Inspiration for you and your students. Learning among educators who love social studies.
Get energized with your social studies peers at the MCSS conference!

We are looking forward to our 2017 conference in Mankato! Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the school year.

The 2017 MCSS Annual Conference will take place at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017: Social Studies Social

  • Visit Reconciliation Park with Dakota educator Gwen Westerman
  • Socialize with friends and peers at happy hour and dinner
  • Cheer on our 2017 Teachers of the Year
  • Take in a keynote by Minnesota Chief Justice Lorie Gildea
(This is a ticketed event. Register for the Social when you register for the conference.)

Monday, February 27, 2017: Conference

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved under "Minnesota Council for the Social Studies" at the Mankato City Center hotel. Call 507-345-1234 before January 26, 2017 to reserve your room. Rate is $83 per night, plus tax.

Conference Presentations

2017 Conference schedule:

7:30-8:00 -- Breakfast

8:00-8:50 -- Session 1
9:00-9:50 -- Session 2
10:00-10:50 -- Session 3
10:50-11:30 -- Exhibitor Break 1
11:30-12:30 -- Lunch and Annual Meeting
12:30-1:10 -- Exhibitor Break 2
1:10-2:00 -- Session 4
2:10-3:00 -- Session 5

Local and National Exhibitors

Free Books for Attendees

Thanks to our generous sponsors, teachers receive a choice of one of these fantastic Macmillan books!

  • In the Shadow of Liberty, Kenneth C. Davis
  • The Fantastic Ferris Wheel, Betsy Harvey Kraft
  • Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Graphic Biography, Sid Jacobson
  • Give Us the Ballot, Ari Berman
  • Infamy, Richard Reeves

Keynote Speakers

2017 Social Studies Social Speaker

Lorie S. Gildea,
Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Keynote topic TBD

2017 Breakfast Speaker

2017 Lunch Presentation

List of Exhibitors at 2016 Conference

  • Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
  • Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government
  • United Educators Credit Union
  • Minnesota DNR Firewise in the Classroom
  • MInnesota Secretary of State
  • Minnesota Field Trip Library
  • Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
  • Minnesota Council on Economic Education
  • Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • National Geographic
  • Minnesota History Day
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Tolerance Minnesota
  • Green Card Voices
  • Visit Mankato
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Institute for Global Studies
  • Jewish Community Relations Council

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