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Texas Council for the Social Studies

Working to provide Texas educators with professional learning, resources and support to strengthen social studies education and civic participation.

About TCSS:

The Texas Council for the Social Studies is a nonprofit organization serving all social studies educators and supporters across the state. Social studies is the study of social relationships and the functioning of society.  We are made up of history, government, economics, geography, civics, sociology, and anthropology specialists and professionals.

Membership in TCSS provides opportunities for professional growth, collaboration with other educators, and opportunities to be active citizens working for the advancement social studies education.

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We want to share with our community a sneak peek inside the creative classroom spaces across the state. From recommended resources, unique themes, clever setups, and eye-catching displays – send photos of your classroom to laestrella@txcss.net.

Make certain to include the following in your email:

  • first and last name,
  • location: city (include school name, if you like),
  • social media handles: Twitter and/or Instagram, and
  • 2-3 landscape or portrait photographs of the empty classroom, please no panoramic photos

Photo tips: Lighting is a key factor in capturing all of the creative goodness found in your classroom. Control and manipulate the lights to get the best results.

Need inspiration for your classroom? View the classroom photo gallery.


La Estrella de Tejas (The Star of Texas) is the official e-newsletter of the Texas Council for the Social Studies. La Estrella is published four times a year to provide our community with timely information and opportunities related to social studies education in Texas. The contents of La Estrella are not copyrighted unless indicated. It is appropriate, however, to credit sources as well as La Estrella when reproducing items from this e-newsletter. 

Reproduction for profit is prohibited. To ensure La Estrella is delivered to your mailbox, add laestrella@txcss.net to your contact list.

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