CCSS is a non-profit professional organization serving both public and private school educators, and is the leading voice for quality social studies education in California.
CCSS promotes and supports social studies education through service, advocacy and leadership development. We are collectively committed to the strengthening and teaching of the social studies discipline though professional development, public awareness and collaboration at local, state and national levels.
"We want our students to understand the value, the importance, and the fragility of democratic institutions to develop a keen sense of ethics and citizenship, and to care deeply about the quality of life in their community, their nation and their world."
- California History-Social Science Framework
- Affirmed by the California Council for the Social Studies
Social Studies is "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." The California Council for the Social Studies is the leading voice for History-Social Science education in California. It represents educators in all fields of the Social Studies including history, geography, economics, political science, civics, law, archaeology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and the humanities at all educational levels from kindergarten through university.
CCSS Vision: The California Council for the Social Studies will serve as the leading voice for the promotion of quality History-Social Science education in California.
CCSS Mission: The California Council for the Social Studies promotes and supports quality Social Studies education through service, advocacy and leadership development. We are collectively committed to strengthening the teaching of the Social Studies disciplines through professional development, public awareness and collaboration at local, state and national levels. Our practices demonstrate a pro-active approach to the dynamics of change while maintaining traditions that provide stability and continuity through high standards for educational excellence.