Who are we?

The New Mexico Council for the Social Studies (NMCSS) is an organization of teachers, by teachers, and for teachers (and their students)  that provides leadership in the state for improving  social studies education at the state and federal level. The organization also works to provide meaningful lessons and activities to social studies educators across the state, aides in providing Professional Development activities, and helps social studies teachers at all levels become more proficient in their craft, both in content and practice.

Call out to all at NMCSS – Took 45 kids from Menaul today, 3/25 – Best 2 hours ever, students were enthralled. We were on a Learning Expedition called Movement: Community and Family – This was a perfect way to end this unit. Please go to the open house, and see for yourself. Susan Young, Menaul School Social Studies Chair, MSTT


Fall Conference

Join social studies educators from around New Mexico to explore civic learning and cultural inquiry in a changing world. This years Annual Conference theme will be “Patriotism in Times of Change”.

Teacher Excursions

Teacher Excursions field trips organized for teachers to meet colleagues from across the state. NMCSS is organizing teachers excursions at cultural locations around the state.

Teacher Recognition

NMCSS mission is to help social study teachers improve their teaching by providing educational support and professional development opportunities focused on social studies.

New Mexico Council for the Social Studies an affiliate of