This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination, many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.
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November 21, 2013
November 18, 2013
Several initiatives nationwide are encouraging students, public figures, and other individuals to recite the 16th president's iconic speech, including an effort spearheaded by award-winning documentarian Ken Burns.
October 10, 2013
A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.
August 26, 2013
The Minnesota Historical Society has some new curricular offerings on tap to enhance student learning.
August 13, 2013
Newly revised standards in Tennessee are winning strong praise for their coverage of the civil rights movement.
July 03, 2013
With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.
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.