The New Mexico Council for the Social Studies (NMCSS) provides leadership in the state for improving the teaching of social studies and promoting reasearch in the academic area.
With the goal of improving professional development of social studies teachers in the state, NMCSS works actively to help teachers integrate high state and national standards for all students.
In addition, NMCSS works to facilitate interaction among social studies teachers and educators in other disciplines, recognice excellence in teaching efforts, and encourage the sharing of qualitiy classroom activities and curriculum.
The social studies are key components to our students’ overall understandings of the world in which they live, and NMCSS works to build awareness of these concepts among educators, students, parents, and communities.
Using the concept of the “Social Studies Umbrella,” CSS includes strands about, but not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, history, entreprenuership, philosophy, political science, phsychology, and sociology.
NMCSS was founded in 1966 and has been a state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies since that date. State members recieve information on national activites as part of their as part of their state membership.