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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Don't miss the Educational or Historical Events in our area!

If you would like to have your event added, please email Mary Miller at communications@cdcss.org


Upcoming events

    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga American Revolution History Immersion Event for Teachers-Friday, July 12, 2024 - Only $75 to attend - Click here to register on the NYSCSS website.


    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    • 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd. Wilton, NY 12831
    • 15
    Register

    Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, his publisher Mark Twain and the nation at large, he completed Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant only days before his death on July 23, 1885. The publication of this two-volume work ensured his family’s financial security and gave the world one of the most critically acclaimed memoirs by a U.S. president or historic military figure.

    Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family's stay.  Visitors tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral. The cottage is now owned by the State of New York and open to the public by the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage.

    Come join our special tour event of this historic home with your friends at the Capital District Council for the Social Studies! 

    ***Docents will be dressed in period garb and share extraordinary experiences of the characters that they play!

    After the tour we've made reservations at the Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room at 395 Big Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 starting at 5:15 pm.


    Grant Cottage Tour AND  Adirondack Winery Tasting Event for a total of $40 per person.

    Grant's Cottage Tour ONLY - $25 per person.

    Limited to the first 15 people to register and pay online. Any food purchases are the sole responsibility of the individual.

    • 28 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 648 Route 32 Stillwater, NY 12170
    • 28
    Register

    Saratoga Battlefield Teacher Workshop

    The CDCSS and Saratoga National Historical Park is pleased to announce we will be co-hosting a 6-hour CTLE accredited teacher workshop on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. 

    This will take place at the Saratoga NHP Visitor Center (Saratoga Battlefield).

    This Workshop will include:

    ¨ introduction to park field trips

    ¨ updates on park-based educational resources

    ¨ Ranger-guided Saratoga Battlefield tour to build and enhance educator familiarity for your own field trips

    ¨ 6 hours professional development credit

    Other considerations:

    ¨ dress for the weather, we will be going on the Saratoga Battlefield Tour Road

    ¨ wear comfortable but sturdy footwear, as we'll be walking at multiple Tour Road Stops

    ¨ bring a bag lunch and snacks, as we're 15 minutes from even the nearest convenience store

    ¨ CDCSS will provide bottled water, and a fill station is available at the Battlefield Visitor Center

    ¨ bring insect repellent and sunscreen for our time outdoors

    ¨ educator discounts available for school-related purchases at our Museum Store

    This event will take place rain or shine so please plan accordingly. 


Past events

23 May 2024 Jewish Immigration: Exploring US and New York History with Primary Sources
15 May 2024 2024 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
09 May 2024 Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources
06 Feb 2024 Ticonderoga Tuesday Webinar
02 Feb 2024 CDCSS @ Generation Axe
29 Jan 2024 Accepting Nominations for 2024 CDCSS Awards
06 Jan 2024 Twelfth Night Celebration!
01 Dec 2023 Inclusive Curriculum: Teaching About Judaism in the Social Studies Classroom
15 Nov 2023 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration - Premiere One-Time Screening of Valiant Hearts
07 Nov 2023 Mid-Hudson Social Studies Council's Fall Conference 2023
01 Nov 2023 Teaching About the Hamas/Israel War
19 Oct 2023 Murder at Cherry Hill
29 Aug 2023 RESCHEDULED: Literary Legends of Albany
21 Aug 2023 Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict using Primary Sources - ICS' Virtual Summer Institutes 2023
03 Aug 2023 CDCSS Guided Tour of Grant's Cottage and Adirondack Winery Tasting Event
24 Jul 2023 Jewish History - ICS' Virtual Summer Institutes 2023
18 Jul 2023 2023 Smithsonian National Education Summit, “Together We Thrive: Fostering a Sense of Belonging”
18 May 2023 2023 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
25 Apr 2023 Webinar: Coming to America: The Jewish Immigration Experience (1880-1924)
22 Apr 2023 2023 Spring CDCSS Mini-Conference @ The NYS Museum!
19 Apr 2023 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
29 Mar 2023 Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
15 Feb 2023 Students as "Publishers" in a Digital World: Lessons from Journalistic Ethics
28 Dec 2022 Accepting Nominations for 2023 CDCSS Awards
08 Dec 2022 2022 CDCSS Holiday Get Together
10 Nov 2022 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration - Capital District Premiere of The Rescuers
21 Oct 2022 City Séance with Capital Rep Downtown Albany Walking Tour
24 Aug 2022 Civil War Era Walking Tour of Albany Rural Cemetery
18 Aug 2022 Tour the USS SLATER with the CDCSS
19 Jul 2022 NCSS Summer Leadership Institute 2022
30 Jun 2022 CDCSS 2022 Mini-Conference Call for Presenters!
11 Jun 2022 Cars and Crypts at Albany Rural Cemetary
26 May 2022 Path Through History - Walking Tour of Albany Rural Cemetary
19 May 2022 2021-2022 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
10 May 2022 How to Offer the Seal of Civic Readiness +1 Pathway to Your Students
05 May 2022 Searching for Timbuctoo Screening Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Paul Miller
07 Apr 2022 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
01 Apr 2022 FreedomCon 2022 - Toward Change-Toward Equality
24 Mar 2022 Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
08 Dec 2021 2021 CDCSS Holiday Get Together
09 Nov 2021 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration - Screening of An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines
06 Nov 2021 2021 CDCSS Mini-Conference: Preserving History, Embracing Change and Celebrating Culture
21 Oct 2021 The Dark Side of Downtown Albany Walking Tour
18 Sep 2021 Walking Tour: Marking History
12 Aug 2021 Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights
12 Aug 2021 Kayak Through History - Each Session is a separate event
03 Aug 2021 Fort Ticonderoga Webinars (each month's offering is separate)
03 Aug 2021 CDCSS 2021 Virtual Mini-Conference Call for Presenters!
29 Jul 2021 Michelangelo - A Different View
07 Jul 2021 Saratoga Summer Strolls
21 May 2021 Virtual History and Cocktail Event
28 Apr 2021 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
30 Mar 2021 Museum Resources Webinar Series - Irish American Heritage Museum
25 Mar 2021 Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
01 Mar 2021 Accepting Nominations for CDCSS Awards
16 Feb 2021 Can You Hear Us Now? Using Podcasts to Educate and Entertain
12 Feb 2021 Chocolate, Cocktails & Couples Of Local History Night
21 Jan 2021 CDCSS Webinar: The Center for Digital History and Virtual Learning at Fort Ticonderoga
17 Dec 2020 Holiday History & Cocktail Pairings at Home
03 Dec 2020 CDCSS Webinar: Historical African American Experiences at Cherry Hill, 1767-1903
10 Nov 2020 A Special Kristallnacht Observance
07 Nov 2020 2020 CDCSS Mini-Conference: Distance and Diversity
29 Oct 2020 Total Participation Techniques in the Hybrid Classroom
22 Oct 2020 The Dark Side of Center Square Walking Tour
05 Oct 2020 Echos & Reflections - RESPONSIBLE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: DANGERS OF SIMULATION ACTIVITIES AND CONNECTIONS TO BULLYING
29 Sep 2020 Let's Talk Election 2020
26 Aug 2020 Primary Sources in the Classroom: US Women's History
21 Aug 2020 CDCSS 2020 Virtual Mini-Conference Call for Presenters!
13 Aug 2020 Teaching Elections in Times of Crisis
28 Jul 2020 Facing History and Ourselves: Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
23 Jul 2020 Giving Students a Voice: Incorporating Learning Network Contests Into Your Curriculum
25 Jun 2020 What's Going On in This Picture? Using Photos to Promote Critical Thinking Across Subjects
11 Jun 2020 What's Going On in This Graph? Teaching With Graphs From The New York Times
01 Jun 2020 Echos & Reflections - Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program
28 May 2020 “Conceived in Liberty, Born in Shackles”— How We Talk About and Teach Slavery in American History
21 May 2020 Teaching Through This Pandemic: Looking Back, Looking Forward
20 May 2020 Echos & Reflections Free Webinar - Learning about the "Holocaust by Bullets" with Yahad-In Unum
19 May 2020 Echos & Reflections Free Webinar - Meet the Author of “Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust”
14 May 2020 Echos & Reflections Free Webinar - Exploring Artifacts with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC
19 Mar 2020 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust - POSTPONED
09 Dec 2019 2019 CDCSS Holiday Get Together
12 Nov 2019 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
02 Nov 2019 2019 CDCSS Mini-Conference
24 Oct 2019 2019 CDCSS Historic Hops and Haunts Tour
17 Oct 2019 Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
25 Sep 2019 Energizing Young Voters: A Free Workshop for Social Studies Teachers in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties
15 Jul 2019 News Literacy, Civic Engagement and Student Voice
08 Jul 2019 NYSCSS 2019 Summer Institute
23 May 2019 CDCSS 2019 Mini-Conference Call for Presenters!
16 May 2019 2019 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
09 May 2019 Amateurs Talk About Tactics, but Professionals Study Logistics: Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779
25 Apr 2019 A Visit to Ben Franklin's World
20 Apr 2019 2019 Spring Bird Walk at Albany Rural Cemetery in partnership with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region
29 Mar 2019 LibertyCon 2019
28 Mar 2019 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
16 Mar 2019 Annual Student Academic WorldQuest Competition
05 Mar 2019 The Irish in Albany
18 Feb 2019 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SOURCES PROJECT
14 Feb 2019 Ten Broeck's Valentine's Day Jazz Party
01 Feb 2019 Albany's 1st Friday
31 Jan 2019 Fort Orange Teacher Workshop: Teaching New York’s Dutch History through Primary Resources
12 Dec 2018 2018 CDCSS Holiday Get Together
04 Dec 2018 k-12 Cairo-Durham Professional Development
16 Nov 2018 LYC 42nd Annual Civics and Law Related Education Conference
15 Nov 2018 Understanding the Part 2, the Short-Answer Constructed Response Questions
14 Nov 2018 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
03 Nov 2018 NYS Archives Research Grant Opportunities
20 Oct 2018 2018 CDCSS Mini-Conference
17 Oct 2018 2018 CDCSS Historic Hops and Haunts Tour
16 Oct 2018 Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
12 Oct 2018 National History Day Workshop for Teachers
12 Sep 2018 Board Meeting
16 Aug 2018 Troy Lock Sightseeing Cruise
15 Jul 2018 Post Time!
09 Jul 2018 2-day News Media Literacy & Civic Education Summer Institute
28 Jun 2018 Scandalous Schenectady
23 May 2018 CDCSS 2018 Mini-Conference Call for Presenters!
17 May 2018 2018 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
25 Apr 2018 Albany-Abraham Lincoln Tour
09 Mar 2018 Friday Night History Happy Hour
08 Mar 2018 Pre-Service teachers Special NYSCSS Registration Offering!
08 Mar 2018 The NYSCSS/NYS4A Annual Conference
01 Mar 2018 Two Sides of Suffrage - Albany Events 3/1 thru 3/11
14 Dec 2017 Saratoga Mineral Baths
09 Dec 2017 Paint & Sip with Stephen Myers
07 Dec 2017 CDCSS Holiday Get Together
14 Nov 2017 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
12 Nov 2017 Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany
09 Nov 2017 A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War Teacher Workshop
08 Nov 2017 Inside THE VIETNAM WAR with Director, Lynn Novick
21 Oct 2017 2017 CDCSS Mini-Conference
20 Oct 2017 2017 CDCSS Historic Hops and Haunts Tour
17 Oct 2017 Beyond The Conflict:Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
12 Oct 2017 NYS Museum Teachers'/Family Night
07 Oct 2017 African Traditions in Colonial New York at Johnson Hall
14 Sep 2017 The Hudson River Valley Ramble
29 Aug 2017 Oakwood Cemetery - You Died How? Tour
19 Aug 2017 Time Line of World History hosted by Watervliet Historical Society
10 Jul 2017 “Fake News / Real Students”- News Literacy & Civic Responsibility in the Digital Age
10 Jul 2017 NYSCSS 2017 Summer Institute: Making it Real in the Social Studies Classroom
01 Jun 2017 Enduring Issues Essay Clinic
23 May 2017 2017 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
02 Apr 2017 Museum Association of New York - Museums TRIFECTA Inspire, Experiment, Transform
24 Mar 2017 The 16th annual Underground Railroad/Public History Conference
23 Mar 2017 The NYSCSS/NYS4A Annual Conference
21 Mar 2017 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
14 Mar 2017 Artifacts in the Classroom: A Day at the Museum
09 Mar 2017 Discovery Education DINE event
01 Mar 2017 Slavery in the Colonial North: An NEH Summer Institute
08 Feb 2017 CTLE Teacher Training by WMHT - More than just broadcasts!
06 Dec 2016 CDCSS Holiday Party 2016
02 Dec 2016 De Huisman – on Craftsmanship, Authenticity and Insight
02 Dec 2016 FILM SCREENING: WMHT Documentary Hamilton's Albany
30 Nov 2016 Holiday Market at the Albany Visitors Center
29 Nov 2016 Lecture: First Dutch Reformed Church
17 Nov 2016 Researching New York 2016/The Conference on New York State History
15 Nov 2016 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
15 Nov 2016 Uncommon Approaches to Cultural Education
10 Nov 2016 FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES: THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION
03 Nov 2016 Beyond The Conflict:Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
02 Nov 2016 Ron Chernow 2016 Honoree of Empire State Archives and History Award*
22 Oct 2016 2016 CDCSS Mini-Conference
20 Oct 2016 CDCSS Historic Hops and Haunts Tour
22 Sep 2016 Visit a Local Stop on the Underground Railroad
23 Aug 2016 8/23 CDCSS Board Meeting
18 Aug 2016 Peebles Island Historic Preservation Tour
19 Jul 2016 Historic Albany Walking Tour
18 Jul 2016 NYSCSS 2016 Summer Institute: Teaching and Assessing the Social Studies Practices
13 Jul 2016 Private Yankee Doodle
14 Jun 2016 June 2016 Board Meeting
07 Jun 2016 Historic Saratoga Springs Walking Tour
24 May 2016 2016 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
15 Apr 2016 The Underground Railroad and American Identities, The 15th annual Public History Conference
30 Mar 2016 NYSCSS/NYS4A Annual Conference
22 Mar 2016 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
16 Mar 2016 Lecture: Votes for Women: Examining the Woman Suffrage and Anti‐Suffrage Movements through Political Cartoons
07 Jan 2016 Albany Prohibition - Gangster Tour
28 Dec 2015 NYSCSS Professional Educator Award Nominations Being Accepted
02 Dec 2015 CDCSS Holiday Party 2015
12 Nov 2015 Board Meeting
10 Nov 2015 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
24 Oct 2015 GEO Fest 2015
20 Oct 2015 Beyond The Conflict:Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East
16 Oct 2015 October Lakes Conference for Teachers: Lake George and Lake Champlain
16 Oct 2015 39th Annual Civics & Law-Related Education Conference
02 Aug 2015 George Washington Teacher Institute Summer Residential Program
20 Jul 2015 NYSCSS Summer Institute: Diving Into The NYS Social Studies Resource Toolkit
13 Jul 2015 2015 Summer Institute on Korea
13 Jul 2015 Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues
09 Jul 2015 Civic and News Literacy for Engaged Citizen Scholars
28 Jun 2015 Québec Dimensions Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals
14 May 2015 CDCSS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
01 May 2015 NYSCSS Study Tour to China: Summer 2016 - Early registration deadline approaching
17 Apr 2015 The Civil Rights Movement: Teaching with Common Core & the NYS Social Studies Framework - in the shadow of Ferguson, Missouri
17 Apr 2015 Breaking Free: Civil War, Emancipation, and Beyond
23 Mar 2015 Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust
03 Dec 2014 CDCSS Holiday Party
13 Nov 2014 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
27 Sep 2014 CDCSS 2014 Presenters' Form
27 Sep 2014 CDCSS 2014 Conference Registration
16 Sep 2014 12 Years a Slave - Film Viewing
23 Jul 2014 Waterways New York Conference
12 Jun 2014 35th Conference on New York State History
15 May 2014 Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot
14 May 2014 Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot
17 Apr 2014 Partisan Pictures: Art and Images in the Cold War
12 Apr 2014 Carey Dialogue with Author Harry Rosenfeld
03 Apr 2014 The Vietnam War in Vietnamese History
02 Apr 2014 The Created Equal Film Series - The Loving Story
26 Mar 2014 The Created Equal Film Series - An Ordinary Hero
20 Mar 2014 Teaching Richard Wright's Black Boy
18 Mar 2014 Literature and Essential Philosophical Questions
06 Mar 2014 The Hudson River School
27 Feb 2014 Teaching William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
20 Feb 2014 Teaching Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
19 Feb 2014 The Created Equal Film Series - Freedom Riders
13 Feb 2014 African American Women and Race Relations: 1890–1920
20 Jan 2014 Review New York State Common Core K-12 Social Studies Framework
15 Jan 2014 Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development
18 Dec 2013 CDCSS Holiday Party - RESCHEDULED!!
14 Nov 2013 Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot
09 Nov 2013 "Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley”
06 Nov 2013 The Created Equal Film Series - Slavery by Another Name
19 Oct 2013 GEO Fest 2013
18 Oct 2013 56th annual NYSHA October Conference for Teachers
17 Oct 2013 37th Annual Civics & Law-Related Education Conference
09 Oct 2013 The Created Equal Film Series - The Abolitionists
12 Sep 2013 US Supreme Court Justice David Souter to discuss "The Heart of the Matter" - a report on on the Humanities & Social Sciences
07 Jul 2013 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher's Institute
14 Jun 2013 Mount Vernon Summer Institute
01 Jun 2013 New Bedford, Whaling and the Abolition of Slavery Teacherhostel™
09 May 2013 Becoming an Ally: Interrupting Name-calling and Bullying
02 May 2013 Comprehensive Cyberbullying Prevention for Administrators and Dignity Act Coordinators
01 May 2013 Cyberbullying Prevention 1/2 Day Training
21 Feb 2013 America in Class® online seminars
15 Nov 2012 Teaching Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
30 Oct 2012 Reflections From Turkey
26 Oct 2012 Murder at the Mansion
24 Oct 2012 “Facing History and Ourselves”
13 Oct 2012 Spinning Wheels, Aprons and Lace: Material Life at Cherry Hill in 1827
06 Oct 2012 Sex, Love and Money: The Murder of John Whipple
16 Sep 2012 The Irish Brigade in the Civil War
15 Sep 2012 Native American Institute of the Hudson River Valley
09 Sep 2012 Tunnel to Tower Run 9/9/12
20 Aug 2012 The Dutch in New York
11 Jun 2012 June Board Meeting
18 Apr 2012 An overview of Turkish Culture & Heritage
17 Jul 2011 Sailing to Freedom: New Bedford and the Underground Railroad
31 Mar 2011 History Online and In-Person
25 Mar 2011 Study Tour on Economic Education to the Republic of South Africa
22 Feb 2011 National Humanities Center Online Classes
11 Feb 2011 Fellowship opportunity to Japan
15 Jan 2011 New York State Museum History Day
18 Dec 2010 Exploring Humanitarian Law Workshop
09 Dec 2010 CDCSS holiday Party
09 Nov 2010 Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
28 Oct 2010 Beyond The Conflict:Teaching and Learning About Israel Workshop
26 Oct 2010 Acing the Midterms
21 Oct 2010 Teaching and Learning About the Holocaust Seminar: "Develping Classroom Resources for Teaching the Holocaust"
21 Aug 2010 Caital District Civil War Heritage Days
17 Aug 2010 Summer Board Meeting
13 Apr 2010 The Letters of Alonzo Bump, Victory Mills, New York, 77th New York Volunteer Regiment, 1862-1865
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