Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

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  Welcome to Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies


IECSS invites teachers to attend an important seminar that will help social studies teachers effectively address one of the most difficult 
topics that has increased emphasis in the new H-SS Curriculum Framework...genocide and mass violence. 

Strategies That Heal Society

featuring presentations and discussions
by Facing History and Ourselves

May 30, 2019
4:45 - 8:00 pm
Loma Linda University
$45 - includes a pizza supper provided by IECSS

 Students always want to know "Why are people doing this to each
other? Couldn't it have been prevented?"Another important question
rarely asked but extremely relevant since the mass migration from
Syria's civil war is "Now what? How do we put societies back
together again after mass violence, and discrimination?" 

The Facing History program leaders have been working with schools
and educators for decades on issues related to genocide. After
much analysis of the Holocaust, they identified key characteristics 
of people that allowed such mass human rights violations to succeed.
Now they are including an analysis of strategies required to
rebuild societies, such as Rwanda, that have experienced
these horrors.  

After horrific events of violence, fear and distrust become the
human condition. People respond with force in order to survive. But
for communities to function, people must trust and care about their
neighbors. For governments to work, especially democracies that
protect rights, trust in law must be present. 

These conditions must be rebuilt step-by-step through transitional
justice. This concept and how it works is the main focus of
the seminar. 
The concepts and practices we will learn from
Facing History can be applied in the classroom and school
community. The ideas and strategies learned on May 30
will always be of value. 

Sign up today at  

Teachers who bring middle/high school students to the
"Rwanda Genocide...Lesson Learned and Forgotten" on
May 22nd program receive priority for May 30.

Sign up for today for "Rwanda Genocide" May 22

That program is free.

What is IECSS?

Welcome to the social studies professional organization serving San  Bernardino, Riverside and eastern Los Angeles counties. The Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies (IECSS) is a local affiliate of California’s primary history-social science professional organization, the California Council for the Social Studies or CCSS

Each year the Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies conducts meetings, holds conferences, and puts on an Awards Program to support and provide services for history-social science educators throughout the Inland Southern California.

 Social Studies Network

Meet your colleagues and become part of an ongoing professional learning community by joining the Social Studies Network.  Led by IECSS officers and the history-social science leads from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, teachers and instructional leaders from throughout the region meet quarterly to share ideas and to learn the latest information and opportunities related to state and national history-social science instructional materials adoptions, professional development, student events, and social studies assessment.  Membership is open to any social studies teacher, curriculum specialist, student teacher or university teacher educator.  CCSS membership is encouraged but not required.

Experience an evening to remember and support excellence in social studies education.  Each fall, IECSS honors outstanding social studies teachers and supervisors from elementary, middle and high school levels at its annual awards dinner.

Upcoming events

30 May 2019 4:45 PM • Loma Linda University, Centennial Complex 24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA92354

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