CT Council for the Social Studies Public Affairs Committee

Because Every Student Becomes a Citizen

We are teachers and advocates for the Social Studies who believe deeply that Social Studies is important in the lives of the students of the state of Connecticut and for our future as a democratic society. Therefore, we simply cannot let the fates determine if our future generations understand the duties and freedoms associated with being members of a democratic society, gain perspective on the world, or appreciate the sacrifices our parents made.

All of us need to work actively to give our students the learning experiences they need to join our ranks as educated and skilled members of our society.

We must work now to align our actions with our values.

Please take a look around the site, and JOIN US IN FIGHTING FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES and FOR OUR STUDENTS.

3 thoughts on “Home

    Leslie Ricklin said:
    December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Every student IS a citizen, not just becoming one (John Dewey, 1944). This makes the message of CCSS even more important.
    Leslie Ricklin

    Jill Foster said:
    May 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Every student is a citizen of the world now — learning modern geography is fundamental to understanding what it means today to belong to local, national, and global community.

      Linda A. White said:
      August 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Having adopted two daughters from China and going through the citizenship process for them I realize the importance of this statement. When I teach my second graders I try to cultivate a healthy respect for what it means to be born in the US with freedom as their birthright. I am so looking forward to this conference.

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