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June 07, 2011

N.C. Lawmakers Call for Study of Nation's Founding Concepts

The bill championed by Republican lawmakers was approved by a House panel today.

May 05, 2011

Is Your Civics Knowledge a) Advanced, b) Proficient, c) Basic, or d) Below Basic?

Most U.S. students failed to reach the proficient level on the 2010 NAEP civics exam.

April 27, 2011

Wisconsin Schools Have Some New Labor History to Teach

A Wisconsin law enacted in 2009 calls on public schools to teach the history of organized labor and collective bargaining.

April 13, 2011

Budget Pact Deals Blow to Literacy, History Programs

The bipartisan budget compromise would eliminate the $250 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, and impose big cuts to the $119 million Teaching American History grants program.

April 12, 2011

150 Years Later: Primary Sources, Technology Bring Civil War to Life

The anniversary of the Civil War stands as a prime opportunity to help U.S. students better understand the conflict.

April 07, 2011

Government Shutdown Could Spoil School Field Trips

The closure of the federal government may well coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

April 05, 2011

House GOP Seeks to Cut Aid for History Ed. in Budget Bill

The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.

March 24, 2011

Virginia Votes to Revamp Textbook Approvals

The action comes after officials discovered an array of errors and other problems with elementary-level history books.

March 24, 2011

Civil War Trust Unveils Curriculum Pegged to Conflict's Anniversary

The new materials available for free from the Civil War Trust seek to promote critical-thinking skills, with an emphasis on primary sources, from letters and photographs to maps.

March 21, 2011

Civil War Anniversary Spurs Educational Activities

A host of activities pegged to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War are planned, including a student competition and a new feature from the National Park Service penned by a fictitious Civil War era correspondent.

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