Welcome to the RACSS website. In keeping with our mission of serving as a clearinghouse for social studies education in our area, you already have full access to our calendar of upcoming events. We encourage you to join and become a full RACSS Member. In doing so, you will have full access to our electronic discussion boards and be eligible to attend valuable members-only RACSS events. Becoming a RACSS member gives you the opportunity to add your voice to the professional dialogue happening here and have a voice in the programs we offer. You will also be giving back to the organization through your dues, helping to guarantee that RACSS can continue to support this web site and pursue the goals outlined on our home page.
Benefits of Joining the Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies...
Our annual conference, held in October each year, provides an opportunity to share successful materials and teaching strategies with other professional educators and provides a forum for distinguished speakers. The Materials Exhibit allows participants to examine the most up-to-date print, audio-visual, and digital materials available from publishers.
Our annual awards dinner, held in May each year, recognizes outstanding classroom teachers, supervisors, and local community organizations that support social studies education.
Our numerous committees, programs, and officer positions allow you the opportunity to provide leadership in the field of social studies education.
Our close and active involvement with the New York State Council and the State Education Department gives you a powerful voice in shaping the social studies curricular and testing requirements of the State of New York.
Overall, our programs offer you the opportunity to interact with other dedicated educators and the means to enhance your professional growth.