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January 31, 2011

Revised AP Biology Course Coming, But U.S. History Delayed

Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.

January 28, 2011

'National History Day' Lifts Achievement, Study Finds

An independent evaluation found that participants in National History Day not only saw higher test scores but also are better writers and more capable researchers.

January 03, 2011

Va. to Strengthen Textbook Review After Errors Identified

A recent review found a multitude of errors in history textbooks being used in some of Virginia's elementary classrooms.

December 21, 2010

Civil Rights Groups File Complaint Over Texas Standards

The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.

December 16, 2010

Karl Marx, Founding Father? Survey Shows Knowledge Gaps

Forty-two percent of adults identified a phrase popularized by the author of "The Communist Manifesto" as coming from one of America's founding documents.

December 03, 2010

After Backlash, N.C. Expands High School U.S. History Requirements

In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.

November 09, 2010

Reading Roundup: How Much Are Students Really Learning?

Had enough talk about the election? Here are a few things to consider that have nothing to do with last week's events, all brought to you by teachers: • Revisit the question of whether social studies gets squeezed out of the curriculum by math and English language arts, since No Child Left Beh...

October 25, 2010

Why Students Don't Write Research Papers in High School

Recent papers and discussions explore high school students' weak skills in writing and research.

October 20, 2010

History Textbook Draws Fire for Assertion on Black Confederate Soldiers

The assertion regarding African Americans is rejected by most historians.

October 04, 2010

What Do Social Studies Teachers REALLY Think?

In general, high school social studies teachers in the United States say students should learn to respect and appreciate their country, but know its shortcomings.

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