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February 25, 2014

Teaching Books Collaboratively

A new issue of English Journal centers on teachers using fiction and nonfiction to work together across subject areas.

February 12, 2014

Teaching 'Big History' With Visual Timelines

A new classroom tool—and its associated curricula—builds on the idea that big history is worth teaching at all levels.

January 30, 2014

Sea of Japan Puts Virginia Gov. McAuliffe in Hot Water With Textbook Spat

A pledge by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address the name of a sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula in Virginia textbooks has highlighted historical animosities.

January 16, 2014

Paul Horton: History Matters: The C3 Social Studies Standards are Fool's Gold

When I saw that the AHA and the NCHE endorsed the new standards on the inside cover, I saw red. This can't be, I told myself, are these two proud organizations selling out?

December 20, 2013

Researcher Calls for Examination of Racial History Curriculum

For students to have a true understanding of American history and current events, they need to be taught the whole story, writes one researcher.

November 21, 2013

Anniversary of J.F.K. Assassination Sparks Creative Responses From Teachers

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.

November 18, 2013

As Gettysburg Address Turns 150, Students Recite Lincoln's Words

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

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 10, 2013

Book Review: A Tale of Two Women and the American Revolution

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

Paul Horton: The New American Amnesia: Trouble in Gatopia II

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.

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