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November 24, 2014

Filmmaker Ken Burns Talks Civics and Taking Deep Dives Into History

Ken Burns, who has directed and produced documentaries including 'The Civil War' series, addressed 1,000 social studies educators.

November 22, 2014

Undocumented Journalist Brings Immigration Issues to the Classroom

Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant, praised educators who are "allies" to undocumented students and unveiled a high school curriculum on immigration issues.

November 21, 2014

Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.

November 21, 2014

Social Studies Group Releases Exemplar Lessons

NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.

November 20, 2014

Fate of Controversial Texas Social Studies Textbooks Still Unsure

The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.

November 04, 2014

Retired Educator Donates 800 School Artifacts to National Museum

A former principal who has been gathering school artifacts dating back to the 1700s is giving most of his collection to the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

September 11, 2014

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.

August 20, 2014

Changes Coming to AP U.S. History Exam

Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.

August 18, 2014

AP History Framework Authors Defend Their Work

The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.

August 11, 2014

Under Fire, College Board to 'Clarify' New U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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