With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.
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July 03, 2013
May 28, 2013
Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.
February 25, 2013
English and U.S. history continue to be the most popular AP subjects, new data show, though participation in STEM disciplines continues to rise.
November 27, 2012
Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.
October 04, 2012
The College Board has redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, reducing the amount of content coverage to allow more time for studying key concepts.
August 30, 2012
There's nothing like a presidential campaign to help generate interest among young people in civics and participatory democracy. And so the timing seems good for a new civic-learning initiative being rolled out this year in the Chicago school district, with support from several private foundations....
July 05, 2012
Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...
June 19, 2012
A website helps students track the child slave labor used to produce things they own.
May 02, 2012
Teachers College has created a high school curriculum on the federal budget, arguing that young people should understand the process in order to informed, engaged citizens.
March 21, 2012
At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.