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About SSEC

What is the SECC?

The Social Science Education Consortium, founded in 1963, is a not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to strengthening the social science content in social studies education.
This mission is accomplished by

  • promoting collaboration among social scientists and social studies educators.
  • developing and disseminating exemplary social science/social studies curriculum materials and teaching approaches.
  • conducting and promoting research and evaluation that show promise of more effective social science teaching and learning.
  • representing social science education within the education community and the public at large.

The members of SSEC include leading social scientists and social science/social studies educators throughout the United States and Canada.  In 2003, SSEC signed a cooperative agreement, affiliating with the National Council for the Social Studies. NCSS manages the membership of the SSEC, handles the organization's finances, sells SSEC publications, and collaborates with SSEC on projects.

Over the years, the SSEC has been known for quality research and development in social science education.  In recent years, projects have included:

  • developing a series of economics investigations with funding from the National Science Foundation.
  • generating a series of high school thematic U.S. history modules in collaboration with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
  • evaluating two Teaching American History grant projects in two large school districts.
  • conducting an international civic education exchange project.

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