The Mission of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the advancement of quality social studies teaching for Georgia students.

The Vision of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to prepare students to be knowledgeable, effective decision makers and engaged citizens in a globally interdependent world.

Funding has been provided by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Act of 2021.

Latest on State and Regional Social Studies Fairs . . .

GCSS is excited to announce the resumption of the Regional and State Social Studies Fairs in 22-23.  Please plan to attend the 2022 GCSS Fall Conference, as the primary funding for the fairs comes from proceeds from conference registration.

 

We will post regional fair dates, times, and contacts as soon as they are set and confirmed.

 

Format for projects will be the same as in the past.  Information about the format can be found at www.gcss.net under Information, and dates will be updated soon.

 

It would be best to hold local fairs prior to January, as some regional fairs traditionally have set entry deadline dates for early to mid January.

 

Organizers and judges are looking forward to seeing the outstanding work of your students in person once again!

 

Check the website from time to time for new dates and locations.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR INTRODUCTION

2019-20 GCSS Social Studies Fair Introduction

 

SS FAIR ENTRY INFORMATION AND FORMS

How Are Projects Entered in a GCSS Fair?

2019-20 GCSS Social Studies Fair Entry Form Directions

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Entry Form  (Please download to your computer to fill.) 

           GCSS Virtual Social Studies Fair Entry Form  (Please download to your computer to fill.)

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Regions (List)

           GCSS Social Studies Fair Region Map (Map)

           2019-2020 GCSS Regional Social Studies Fair Information

2020 State Fair Information for Regional Winners

 

SS FAIR COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS

            GCSS Social Studies Fair Project Components

           Research Summary Paper Format

           Basic Components of the Visual Presentation

           Abstract Sample

           2019-20 Judges’ Scoring Sheet

           2019-20 Virtual Judges’ Scoring Sheet

 

TEACHER RESOURCES

            Preparing Students for the School Social Studies Fair

           Checklist of Questions for Planning School Social Studies Fairs

           Guidelines for Students:  Selecting a Topic

           Descriptions of Social Studies Disciplines

           Social Studies Sources/Resources/Tools

           Information Processing Skills

           Social Studies Research: Preparing Student Projects (by Glen Blankenship)

           Social Studies Fair Contract and Timeline Example 1 (Center Jr. High)

           Social Studies Fair Research Contract Example 2 (Glen Blankenship)

           Ideas for Anthropology/Archaeology Social Studies Fair Topics

           New Georgia Encyclopedia Special Award Guidelines

 

FAIR ADMINISTRATION

            GCSS Social Studies Fair Administration, Judging Guidelines, and Awards

 

OLDER DOCUMENTS

2018 GCSS State Social Studies Fair Special Awards Winners 

2018 State Social Studies Fair Regular Award Winners 

(OLD) Guide to Georgia Social Studies Fairs

CONTACT STATE FAIR COORDINATOR