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July 01, 2015

Teaching Independence Day

It's Independence Day. I've compiled a list of lessons to download and take to your picnic.

June 18, 2015

Students Reunite With Holocaust Survivor at National History Day Competition

The National History Day competition showcases hundreds of student history projects. It runs through Thursday. We take you inside the competition.

June 12, 2015

Happy 800th Birthday to the Magna Carta

We compiled some educational resources to help you mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

June 05, 2015

Group Publishes 'Open Letter' Opposing AP History Framework

National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.

June 04, 2015

Illinois Civics Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.

May 29, 2015

Georgia Standards Revision May Add More Civics

Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 14, 2015

New Jersey Boy Wins National Geographic Bee

At a time when concerns abound about young people's lack of basic geography knowledge, we bring you some good news: Meet the winner of the National Geographic Bee.

May 11, 2015

How Would You Do on NAEP Social Studies Questions?

A week after the "nation's report card" showed no academic progress among 8th graders in U.S. history, civics, and geography, Education Week posts sample questions for readers to see how they would stack up.

April 30, 2015

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

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