Social Studies is “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."
- National Council for the Social Studies
MPS Social Studies Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower teachers to deliver a rich and rigorous social studies curriculum that develops the social understanding, critical thinking, and civic efficacy necessary for making responsible decisions in the 21st century.
This website is designed to provide parents and students with information and resources regarding MPS Social Studies content.
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Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award
February 21, 2013
Congratulations to Maria Singh, a teacher from Pillsbury Elementary School, for receiving the 2013 Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year Award! Ms. Singh was chosen from a robust pool of applicants. She was recognized for her ability to bring history alive for her students and the engaging learning environment that she provides for all of her students with her History Ship Project. Ms. Singh, along with two others honorees, will be awarded at the MCSS Gala on Sunday, March 10, 2013.