SC Council for the Social Studies Conference
September 26-28, 2019
640 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29607
To book your hotel room, click here.
To register to attend the conference, click here.
For general information about the conference, contact Tracee Simpson.
For information about invoices or completed registration, contact Charles Vaughan.
Conference at a Glance
Thursday, September 26, 2019
- Early Registration/Reception - 5:30-7:30 Shop the vendors and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres!
-Historic Downtown Greenville 1 hour Driving Tour - Two tours: 6:30 or 8:00 pm, van pick up at the hotel - $18
Limit of 13 for each tour
A driving tour of downtown will cover both the West End and South/North Main St. areas including a visit to the beautiful Reedy River Falls and historic Court Square. Guests will learn about the development of the city from its origins to the great revitalization of the last decades.
Friday, September 27
- 7:00 AM-12:00 PM-- Registration
- 7:00-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Vendor/Exhibitor area
-8:00-8:50 Session 1
- 9:00-10:00 Opening Session
-10:10-11:00 Session 2
-11:00-11:30 Vendor Time
-11:40-12:30 Session 3
-12:30- 1:45 Seated Lunch/Awards
-1:50 - 2:40 Session 4
-2:50-3:40 Session 5
-3:50-4:40 Session 6
Saturday, September 28
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast or full breakfast if guest of the hotel
8:00-12:00 Breakout sessions (Participants will have to register for their preference of session)
Sessions at Roper Mountain Science Center
Geography in the 3rd Grade Social Studies Standards with SCGeo
The new Social Studies Academic Standards for 3rd Grade focus specifically on the basics of world geography. Participants in this session will learn geography skills, content expectations, and integrative strategies for successfully teaching this introduction to elementary geography.
Geography in the 7th Grade Social Studies Standards with SCGeo
The new Social Studies Academic Standards for 7th Grade focus specifically on world regional geography. Participants in this session will learn geography skills, content expectations, and pedagogic strategies for successfully teaching this introduction to middle-level geography.
History sessions for 4th and 5th grade by Roper Mountain staff
Sessions at Embassy Suites
Teaching American History: Executive Power and the Constitution
One of the great challenges facing students of the presidency today has been to reconcile the extraordinary powers of the executive with democracy.This seminar will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution including the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Most importantly, we will discuss whether those powers as they are exercised today are consistent with the Founder’s original understanding of the role of the Presidency and democratic politics, or if do they constitute a necessary departure from the Constitution. Participants will receive a Course Packet (electronically and hard copy) to prepare for the seminar and to use in their classrooms. Register here
SC Economics Workshop on the New Economics Standards and Personal Finance