Are you looking for resources on a certain subject? Our outreach committee is working to curate a list of resources that span a wide array of topics and applications. As with any tool, teachers will want to consult their own district regarding expectations and restrictions surrounding the use of online materials that require a log-in.  Additionally, prior to sharing a contest opportunity with your students, make sure that your principal or district leadership has reviewed and approved all components of the contest. 

Virginia History Day

Interested in participating in one of our events or have a suggestion for an upcoming episode? 

Interested in learning more about how to advocate for social studies at the local, state, and national level? NCSS has created an Advocacy Toolkit to help plan and execute your ideas! Check out the website here to learn more. 

Position Statements

Scholar's Hour

Virginia Council for the Social Studies 

Content to Classroom Podcast

Partnership with CEUTTS @ VT

Teacher Resources

The Virginia Council for Social Studies is excited to bring you our newest resource for social studies teachers across the state and country! Each episode of Content to Classroom provides expert analysis on a specific topic related to social studies and then supplements that analysis with guidance from master teachers on how to apply it in the classroom. The result is an engaging and authentic discussion that will leave teachers feeling empowered to try something new.

Contact our Outreach Committee Chairs below!

Sam Futrell: 

Kim Hammers:

VCSS is excited about new and innovative opportunities we have with our partner CEUTTS at Virginia Tech. 

The Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Transeuropean Space Studies (CEUTTSS) pursues outreach and engagement activities aiming to foster a dialogue between the academic world and policymakers, in particular with the goal of enhancing the EU’s relations with the United States. In addition, CEUTTSS seeks to play a key role in reaching out to students and educators associated with secondary education, students of continuing and professional education, lifelong learning, the institutions of civil society, and the general public at large.

Check out their current PD offerings here or check out their website to be added to their weekly distribution list. 

Advocacy Toolkit (NCSS)

VCSS has released a position statement about the Revisions to History and Social Sciences Standards and Curriculum Framework.
Click here to read the text.

Every third Thursday of the month, the Virginia Council for Social Studies hosts a virtual meeting called "Scholars' Hour" in which teachers from around the state can gather to discuss social studies content, strategies, and technology.

​September: Everything You Want to Know About Virginia History Day!

Join Virginia History Day Coordinator Sam Florer (Virginia Museum of History & Culture) to learn the basics about the free, project-based learning program Virginia History Day (VHD).

VHD incorporates student-led learning, primary source research, creative expression, and a celebratory atmosphere to make social studies education engaging, relevant, and, most of all, fun! Sam will discuss specific strategies for integrating VHD into the classroom, provide helpful classroom resources, and share tips related to online primary-source research.