Take Action Now!

The Every Student Succeeds Act is beginning to make its way through the legislative process and we need your help! Please consider sending your support for social studies funding to your legislator. You can find a form email and contact information on the Advocacy page of the ICSS website.

Indiana Features Big in Economic Education

A few of the Indiana Council for Economic Education's great teachers and programs were recently highlighted by the national Council for Economic Education (CEE).  These videos filmed in Indiana and lessons are featured on CEE’s econedlink.org website!



·         Powerball Economics – filmed at a workshop in Indy

·         Scarcity – Playful Economics – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

·         Opportunity Cost – Playful Economics – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

·         Oh Scarcity Sing-a-long – KidsEcon Posters sang by students in Shanan’s class

·         The Classroom Mini-Economy – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

  Indiana Bicentennial Cork Board

Audio interview with Becky Schlomann from the Indiana Historical Society.  Listen

Celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial - Share Your Photos

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial?  Consider having a photo collection drive or a scan-a-thon! Your class could then see their photos online.  Check out http://www.genealogycenter.org/docs/WhosHoosier2.pdf to see how.

You Are There 1816: Indiana Joins the Nation

Indiana Joins the Union 11 December 1816

Indiana Bicentennial Events (official web page)


This PDF document was created by the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  It provides a quick launching point for teachers and students when dealing with military events in history.  Download it and keep it in your electronic documents for history archive.

28 January 2016

7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Link to recording of the webinar coming soon


Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike. Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities.  The National Archives and Records Administration takes teachers through how to use the immense resources of the nation's records storehouse.  This is a highly practical and relevant introduction to accessing and using these recources in your classroom. 

Podcast #1:  ICSS Professional Development Opportunities 

ICSS electronic classroom materials

ICSS has been working on creating some electronic classroom materials over the past years.  This year, the focus has been on high school world history

The world history materials project has progressed over the last six months. Originally, a copy of Moodle was used to archive the materials.  Now ICSS is loading the materials directly onto its webserver and making them available to ICSS members via an RTF word processor file located in the members only section of this website. Click here to go to the members only webpage for accessing the catalog.  It will contain a link for the high school catalog of materials on the server.  Look on page three of the catalog to begin with materials for Medieval Europe.

Podcast #2:  ICSS Classroom Materials Production

Indiana Council for the Social Studies a member of the National Council for the Social Studies   

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