Ken Burns, who has directed and produced documentaries including 'The Civil War' series, addressed 1,000 social studies educators.
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November 24, 2014
November 22, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.