New Standards, New Opportunities, All Students

Welcome to the Michigan Social Studies Hub. As Michigan begins implementing the new social studies standards this website will be your most valuable tool for implementing the standards and the C3 Framework with fidelity.

Michigan's Social Studies Standards

Professional Learning

Professional Partnerships

Teaching Resources

Michigan's newly adopted social studies standards. In the coming months a variety of supporting documents will be made available to help as districts begin successfully implementing the standards.

We've partnered with Intermediate School Districts, content organizations, universities and others to bring the best in professional learning from all areas of the state to wherever you might be.

Learn more about the professional organizations that are partnering to deliver the content you'll find on this site.

Existing projects that have already begun the process of creating and aligning resources to the new social studies standards. Check in on these projects and learn more by clicking below.

What's New For 2021-22?

The 2021-22 school year promises to be a great year for Social Studies.  Look here for the launch of Michigan’s Inquiry hub, some Teaching with Primary Sources resources from the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and the Library of Congress, and more videos in our video series!

Video Series

Our video series has grown! Click the picture above or the button below to view our constantly expanding offerings of recorded videos and webinars from the standard writers and our partner organizations!

The New Michigan Social Studies Standards

New Standards, New Opportunities, All Students

Educators from across Michigan have been working since 2013 to revise the Michigan Social Studies Standards. The result of over five years worth of Michigan based work is before you now.

Grade band PDFs are provided for educators looking to implement the standards across a specific grade band. All materials also contain the full introduction to the standards themselves, as well as each grade band opening.

Individual grade and course level documents are provided for educators looking to implement the standards in their specific grade level. All materials also contain the full introduction to the standards themselves as well as each grade band opening.

Supplemental documents on Michigan's new social studies standards, including a full comparison document, and documents with examples of what has changed and how.

IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS

Professional Learning From Anywhere in Michigan

With participation from Michigan's five social studies based content organizations, Intermediate School Districts, Universities, and educators we have partnered with the Michigan Department of Education to create and archive professional learning from all over the state.

Michigan Center for Civic Education

Michigan Council for Economic Education

Michigan Geographic Alliance

Michigan Council for History Education

Michigan Council for Social

Studies

MCCE believes all students should have access to meaningful civic education learning experiences to grow vibrant and informed civic communities. MCCE champions authentic civic, government, and law-related programs including We the People, Mock Trial, Project Citizen, Civic Dialogue, and so much more. MCCE also serves districts, administrators, teachers and communities to strive toward accessible and equitable civic education.

The Michigan Council on Economic Education is the thought leader for economic and personal finance education in Michigan classrooms. We provide pedagogical and content-based teacher professional development, connect educators with resources they need, and run student competitions to bring economics to life!

Michigan Geographic Alliance is a network of geographers and teachers dedicated to improving education for Michigan students by providing affordable educational resources and professional development.

The Michigan Council for History Education advocates and advances the study and teaching of history in schools, encourages and supports the development and implementation of meaningful and effective history curriculum and instruction, and provides activities, education, and professional interaction among students and educators alike.

As a member of MCSS, you will be able to share ideas and insights with your colleagues throughout the state, have access to new resource materials, and a wealth of useful services. You can develop and share ideas on the future of social studies in schools, especially the concerns of teacher preparation and innovative methodology.

Upcoming Trainings

Resources For Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

From inquiry to assessments to curriculum: implement the standards with fidelity.

See how existing initiatives in Michigan are working to meet the rigor of Michigan's new social studies standards as well as the Arc of Inquiry. Learn more about each of these Michigan based and led projects by clicking on the links below.