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October 05, 2015

History Textbook Referring to Slaves as 'Workers' Will Get an Update

A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."

September 25, 2015

Human Rights Curriculum Encourages Students to 'Speak Truth to Power'

The stories of remarkable people who spoke up for human rights invigorate classrooms, according to educators.

September 17, 2015

National Constitutional Literacy Campaign: 'Every Day is Constitution Day!'

A new coalition is promoting year-round constitutional literacy and civics education.

September 11, 2015

Illinois High Schools Prepare for New Civics Requirement

Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.

August 21, 2015

Fight Over Politics in AP U.S. History Guide Misses the Point, Historians Say

Some historians say that focusing on the content changes between the 2014 and 2015 AP U.S. History frameworks misses the larger point: Both documents are significantly better than what came before them.

July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

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.

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