Virginia Council for the Social Studies

Mission: The Virginia Council for the Social Studies engages and supports Virginia educators in advocating and strengthening social studies.

The goals of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies are to foster professional growth, develop communication among stakeholders in the social studies community, and to promote the teaching of social studies in Virginia, the United States, and the international sphere. The Virginia Council of the Social Studies is an affiliate with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
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VCSS 52nd Annual Conference

The 52nd Annual Conference of Virginia Social Studies Educators is happening on November 2-3, 2018 at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia.
"Harmonize the Human Experience"

The Annual Conference offers sessions for every K-12 teacher – from those beginning their professional careers to seasoned veterans.  There will be content specialists offering in-depth sessions in geography, citizenship, history and economics.

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Jenifer Hitchcock

AP Government & US History Teacher
Fairfax High School & Online Campus
James Madison Fellow, Commonwealth of Virginia 2016
Nationally Board Certified Teacher
iCivics Educators Network Member
Writer at

The VA Election Hub is an exciting opportunity to extend civics education beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. Civics happens on the streets! This organization provides an opportunity to students to use their native digital skills to improve their community and engage in a meaningful way in civics. I am a part of the VA Election Hub to help find and engage students directly in the democratic process as high school interns.


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