The Long Island Council for the Social Studies


  • 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.


  • 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