"Creation," stars Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin and Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Emma.
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September 25, 2009
September 18, 2009
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis put out a slide show with summaries of historical inaccuracies in some of Hollywood's historical films.
September 17, 2009
If you're worried about the ongoing ruckus over social studies standards in Texas devolving into a "Chavez vs. Franklin"-style battle, you might have legitimate concern, judging from this summary in the Associated Press. The Texas state board of education is slated to discuss the proposed standards...
September 16, 2009
The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals. That letter is signed by some big na...
September 15, 2009
The Einstein fellows program invites teachers to Washington to serve as policy advisers to Congress and federal agencies.
September 14, 2009
When the title of the article is “Dehumanized: When Math and Science Rule the School,” it’s safe to assume that the author is not buying the prevailing line about the United States’ shortcomings in those subjects, and their alleged consequences for society. Mark Slouka, in a piece in publish...
September 11, 2009
As the United States commemorates the eighth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, teachers have an increasing number of resources available to help them to create lessons focused on the events of that day, and their implications for the country. My reading of various materials put t...
August 19, 2009
While reporting on trends in civic education I came across a couple of video clips from this spring when retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," produced by Comedy Central. They could be a resource for a U.S. government class.
August 18, 2009
PBS is giving away 20 DVD sets of its series "We Shall Remain" on Native American history.
August 05, 2009
Research shows that when information in a film doesn't match what's in a history text, students are more likely to remember the film version, according to the EdWeek blog, Inside School Research