Mid Hudson Social Studies Council

Welcome to the Mid Hudson Social Studies Council

Mission Statement

The Mid Hudson Social Studies Council is a educational non-profit organization. It is affiliated with the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS). We provide our members with at least two educational and/or informational workshops per year. We also keep members informed about what is happening on the state level with regard to Social Studies programs.

The Executive Board meets to plan for conferences and events. A newsletter, The Packet, provides our membership with lesson plans, book reviews, institutes and workshops for their professional use.

Fellow Colleagues,

In this trying time, we must look to support one another. We are attaching a Google Spread Sheet of online resources teachers can access as we move to virtual learning for the moment. If you have any great resources you would like to share, please email newsletter1@midhudsonsocialstudies.org and we will add them to the spreadsheet.

Online Instructional Resources for Social Studies

Hello All. Further information from Dr. Wilsey re: US History and Government

"The new Framework USHG Regents will be given for the first time in June 2021. Until that point we will continue to give the existing "old" USHG Regents in August 2020, January 2021, and June 2021. We will not release the exam we planned to give this year, but will use it at some point in the future. We do not have an "extra" test that we can release."

When asked about the Overlap period possibly being extended his response was as follows- "I can't give a definitive answer at this point. I think that the information that I shared covering the period up to next June 2021 is as far as decisions have been made. I know you appreciate how many complicated decisions management had to make concerning this June's Regents exams and related issues. I think that more information beyond that will be forthcoming, but I don't have any sense as to when. "