Social Studies

Summer 2022

History Day - Teacher of the Year - Michigan nominees

Congratulations to Mr. Russel Norris of DeTour Area Schools for his nomination for the Patricia Behring History Day Teacher of the Year award (senior division). 9&10 News featured Mr. Norris and junior division nominee Brent McCall (of Traverse City Public Schools) in a recent news spot. The article and video can be viewed here.

2022-2023 Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators in Mackinac, Chippewa, & Luce county

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Register now for Common Assessment Updates!

Lunch is provided for in-person attendees. Administrator approval needed prior to registration.


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Register Now for Social Studies Teacher Leader Corps!

Lunch is provided for in-person attendees


MDE Webinar Series: Teaching Comprehensive History

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is hosting a webinar series in collaboration with higher education institutions, cultural centers, and the 12 federally recognized tribes of Michigan that form the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments to assist Michigan educators with teaching comprehensive history. The next session will be on the Maawndoonganan Social Studies resource guide developed by the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments.

  • Maawndoonganan: Using the Indigenous-Developed Social Studies Resource Guide to Teach “To and About First Peoples” - Wednesday, June 29: 4-5:30 p.m. Registration Link


Echoes & Reflections Summer Webinars

Echoes & Reflections webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Review the webinar schedule and register for upcoming webinars here.


Helen Craig

Social Studies Curriculum Consultant

Regional School Health Coordinator

McKinney-Vento UPCED Facilitator

Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD