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.
September 23, 2013
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 09, 2013
Catherine Allgor, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and the director of education at the San Marino, California, Huntington Library, reviews Nancy Rubin Stuart's new book, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary Women and the Radical Men They Married (Beacon Press, 2013).
September 06, 2013
Corporate Reform and teaching to the test for exit exams and AP courses have so atomized our national historical narrative that it no longer exists.
September 04, 2013
Comics and graphic novels can be well suited to teaching about social justice; and there are many ways to find suitable titles.
July 19, 2013
Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels denies that a book challenge threatens academic freedom.
July 03, 2013
New efforts are pushing for greater attention to civic and history education to develop informed voters.
May 14, 2013
The National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, history, and geography is being scaled back because of budget cuts. It will only be offered to 8th graders.
May 02, 2013
A conservative think tank argues that many state requirements for prospective high school history teachers fail to require adequate preparation in the subject.