Heroes and villains. Social studies is filled with heroes and villains, and that’s the theme of the upcoming Florida Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference! Today, let’s take a look at a hero! We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for the conference is the wonderful Dr. Susan MacManus (@DrMacManus on twitter!) recently retired star professor from the University of South Florida.


Her topic, ‘So You Think You Know Florida’s Voters’, will dive into registration and voting patterns using a generational approach, with an emphasis on Millennials and GenZers. It will explore a conception of civic engagement from a lens that addresses misconceptions.

A hero’s work indeed, and one that aligns well with our need to understand this generation that we teach!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight potential sessions of interest. Please come join your fellow heroes, make connections, and learn from colleagues about teaching in these difficult times of heroism and villainy!