Mission Statement

To engage in activities supporting educational work, which shall also include the coordination, promotion, development and maintenance of quality social studies programs at all levels of educational instruction in the State of Colorado.

Welcome to Colorado Council for the Social Studies



AP USHist Update
A recent New York Times article about the AP USHist Controversy: The New History Wars

Public Comment at State Board Meeting Aug 13

Comments about AP USHist begin at 38:33 and continue for a number of speakers after that. The first speaker is primarily complaining about state assessments and common core, but also includes complaints about AP reform.

Most of the public speakers favor the state resolution, one from CO Springs calls out the board for considering the resolution and creates an argument for supporting the new AP framework.

You're Invited! History Colorado Educator Open House

When: 9/23/2014, from 5 – 7 P.M.

Where: History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

The Educator Open House is for teachers, administrators, PTA members, and home-school educators. Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate children, spouses or guests.

Registration is one week before the event.

CO Social Studies Current Newsletter:

Open and read the Fall CCSS Newsletter

American Museum of Western Art Educator' Gathering

The American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection is aiming to increase school group attendance in the coming year, and is hosting an Educators’ Gathering on October 29th.

3:00 to 6:00 pm
Free Open House for Teachers
Audio Tours available
Welcome remarks at 4:30 pm
Reservations required. Please RSVP to: kristin@anschutzcollection.org

We offer free school tours as well as transportation/parking reimbursements, which surprisingly, most teachers in the community are unaware of. Hopefully this event will help us spread the word about this great resource in the community!

CCEE Stock Market Experience

Enhance your students learning experience in Personal Finance and Economics!

The Stock Market Experience™ is a FREE* interactive, hands-on, real life investment simulation that empowers student teams with their own virtual $100,000 investment portfolio for grade levels 3-12. Students work together to invest in stocks, mutual funds, bond, and commodities on US and international exchange over the course of a semester.

The Stock Market Experience™ supports the Colorado standards for Personal Financial Literacy and also helps students develop critical academic and 21st Century skills.

Session Dates:

Fall: September 22nd - November 21st
Early Spring: January 12th - April 3rd
Late Spring: March 9th - May 15th

More information on how to register to participate
and Free Teacher Training at www.ccee.net

Teaching Geography in the 21st Century:  New Online 5 Week Course for Educators


Course description:

Two graduate credit hours available. If you are only needing continuing education units, those are provided at the end of the course

The cost for the graduate hours is an additional $110 paid to Adams State University. Register for that optional graduate credit any time during the course. The link will be provided once you enroll in the course.