To promote an understanding of the social studies and the more effective teaching of social studies at all educational levels
To maintain high professional standards and provide opportunities for professional growth
To protect the academic rights of the profession
To articulate enlightened views on issues of interest and concern to social studies educators
To advise and advocate for rigorous social studies content and assessment tools
To maintain an active role in advising the state education department on social studies issues
The Long Island Council for the Social Studies is the professional organization of teachers and supervisors at the elementary, secondary, college and university levels who work in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Membership is open to all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricula, engage in research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies.
The council is a marketplace of ideas, a showcase for new materials, teaching methods, strategies, programs and personalities.
Founded in the early 1950’s, the Long Island Council has been for years one of the largest, if not the largest, and most active councils affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies and the New York State Council for the Social Studies.