Welcome to TCSS Online
The Texas Council for the Social Studies represents social studies educators from across the state and serves as a voice on textbook and social studies issues.
Membership in TCSS provides opportunities for professional growth and collaboration with other educators who care about the future of social studies education in Texas.
TCSS hosts an annual three day fall conference for members with presentations covering the range of social studies subjects and grade levels. Members also receive The Social Studies Texan, the official publication of the Texas Council for Social Studies. The Texan includes news and articles relating to social studies education as well as lesson plans and activities that are used successfully in Texas classrooms.
Each year the TCSS presents awards to outstanding teachers and recognizes exemplary service and leadership through the presentation of the Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award.
Annual Members-Only Conferences Nationally known speakers Technology Training A Subscription to Social Studies Texan- Published 3 times a year Lesson plans Book reviews Reviews of SBOE selected texts Teacher recognition Scholarships TEA curriculum information National affiliation PDAS recognition Publishing … Continue Reading
Every year TCSS honors a variety of teachers and awards scholarships to high school students and grants to working teachers. More information about these awards is available in the pages below. Outstanding Teacher Awards The Nova Award The Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award Stalwart Mini-Grants Student Scholarships … Continue Reading
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual $10,000 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award, given to the best middle or high school history teacher in the United States. The Preserve America History Teacher of the Year is chosen from outstanding history … Continue Reading