Welcome to Indiana University's Center for Social Studies and International Education
Welcome to the Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE), formerly known as the Social Studies Development Center (SSDC). The Center was founded in 1968 as a coordinated effort of the College of Arts and Science and the School of Education of Indiana University.
The primary mission of the CSSIE is to improve education in the social studies (history, geography, economics, civics, anthropology, and the social sciences) in elementary and secondary schools. A secondary mission of the CSSIE is to meet professional development needs of the international community of educators through in-service training, content seminars, and curriculum workshops in all curriculum areas.
CSSIE activities are directed to elementary and secondary school teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, researchers, educational policymakers, parents, and others concerned about education in the social studies.
The CSSIE director and staff are committed to helping educators improve teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools.
The CSSIE Web site provides information, organizations, content, and resources that support the Center’s mission. The director and staff review and assess the quality of the items and organizations referenced.
Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you again soon.