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June 20, 2014

Thousands of Young Historians Convene for National Competition

At the annual National History Day competition going on at the University of Maryland this week, 3,000 middle and high school students showcased original historical research, presenting and defending their exhibits, papers, performances, websites, and documentaries for panels of judges.

January 03, 2014

Q&A: Teaching Reading, History, and Art With the Mississippi Blues

In this interview, Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., discusses the curriculum he wrote that centers on the blues.

November 26, 2013

Report Urges Steps to Revitalize Civic Education in U.S. Schools

The authors call for a revitalization of civic education to better prepare young people to become active and engaged citizens and ensure a vibrant democratic society.

September 23, 2013

New Program Helps Teachers Bring History of World War I to Life

A new collaboration between the American Battle Monuments Commission, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech is creating a teacher-scholar program to help build an innovative and engaging WWI history curriculum.

September 17, 2013

New Social Studies Framework Released

A three-year project to write common social-studies standards results in a framework to guide states as they revise their own standards.

June 19, 2013

The Path to Protecting Humanities and Social Sciences

A new report recommends that the nation take 12 key steps to ensure that humanities and social sciences maintain an important place in American classrooms.

June 07, 2013

Chiefs Group Terminates Role in Social Studies Framework

The Council of the Chief State School Officers cites the need to focus its energy on helping states implement common standards in mathematics and English/language arts.

April 25, 2013

Exemplary Civics Programs Highlighted

A new brief from the Education Commission of the States outlines best practices in civics instruction, such as focusing on controversial issues that students find relevant to their lives.

November 19, 2012

Framework—Not Common Standards—for Social Studies

States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.

October 19, 2012

Framework for Social Studies Standards To Be Released

Developers from more than 20 states and 15 social-studies groups worked together to shape guidance for instruction.

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