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Rebecca Valbuena

Vice President
Christian Lindke

Past President

Martha Infante

Scott Petri


Jackie Purdy

Members at Large
Damon Huss
James Keipp
Michael Denman
Michelle Herczog
Mary Miller
Amanda Roraback

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SCSSA Kick-off Extravaganza

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:00-7:00

At the Autry in Griffith Park

Events: Installation of 2014-15 SCSSA Board members, Guided tour of the Autry's Route 66 exhibition, Presentation of the Teacher Awards (see below), refreshments, prizes, free materials and resources etc.

Just $5 for SCSSA/CCSS members

RSVP by October 1, 2014




SCSSA Social Studies Teachers Awards

Deadline for submitting nominations: Sept. 19, 2014


Winners will be honored at the

SCSSA Kick-Off Extravaganza

at the Autry national Center on October 11, 2014 and will receive a plaque and a monetary award.



Merrell Frankel Innovative Social Studies Award


Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year


Outstanding Secondary Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year


Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of the Year


To apply:

Application Cover Sheet


2013 Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 9, 2013

6:30 p.m.

At the Four Points Sheraton in Culver City

Click here for more infrmation




Merrell Frankel Award

Innovative Social Studies Teacher Award

Deadline: April 19, 2013

Please click here for more information




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Constitutional Legacy: Turning History into Action

At the Skirball Center

Saturday, November 3, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Click here for more information



Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

8th Annual Constitution Day Conference

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley

Deadline to Register: Friday, Aug. 19, 2012

$75 stipend for first 200 registered teachers

For more information click here




Saturday, May 5, 2012
Women Hold Up Half The Sky
Presentation, Exhibit, & Docent-Led Tour
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles 

This FREE event co-sponsored with Jewish World Watch and Skirball Cultural Center. Registration required.
For more information, please click here




SCSSA/Perryman Fund 2012
Annual Banquet
Thursday, May 10, 2012
At Four Points Sheraton in Culver City, 6 p.m.

Preceding the banquet at 5 p.m. will be the general meeting for the SCSSA membership.

$35 for members, $40 non-members

Guests include George Moffett Award winner Ron Sima and Perryman Scholar Award winner Clay Dube

questions: Contact SCSSA President-elect Christian Lindke

For more information please click here



California Geographic Alliance/SCSSA Workshop for 4th Grade Teachers
Saturday, April 21, 2012
TreePeople, Beverly Hills, CA
Deadline to register:
April 6, 2012
Join the SCSSA for this exciting event in which each teacher gets a set of the NEW California Atlas from the California Geographic Alliance.
For more information please click here.
Or e-mail Damon Huss ( or Michelle Herczog (


Mini-Conference  April 14, 2012

Pickwick Gardens, Burbank, CA

This is an election year and a perfect time to get students informed and engaged in the electoral process. The Arsalyn Project hosts this annual one-day conference on how to do just that. Bookmark for registration information.



Call for Nominations
Southern California Social Science Association
Merrell Frankel Innovative Social Studies Teacher Award  
Deadline to submit nominations: Thur. April 12, 2012
Click here for more information


The 51st Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 24, 2012

Hyatt Regency, Orange County, CA

Join us for the annual CCSS conference, Social Studies to the Core!".  The conference is a dazzling array of the best in history-social science education and leadership opportunities in California. Choose from dozens of sessions by the best educators in the state on an array of topics for all grade levels.  Topics include subject areas from U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. 

Visit the CCSS website for registration, rates, pre-conference program, and other information.




Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of SCSSA at a celebratory lunch compliments of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FDIM). The lunch will be at the CCSS Conference in Orange County on March 2, 2012. Please click here for more details.



History Day L.A.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Azusa Pacific University

History Day is coming! This event encourages students to create posters, exhibits, papers, web sites, performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme. The theme for 2012 is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History. Winners from all categories are invited to compete at the state level. On top of it all, History Day is a lot of fun for students, teachers, and judges alike.

Visit the official History Day L.A. website for entry forms, resources, mentoring, and other information.





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