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July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

July 14, 2015

Breadth and Depth: Can We Have It Both Ways?

A policy researcher and a historian look for a synthesis in an age-old debate about what type of curriculum is best for deeper learning.

June 18, 2015

Students Reunite With Holocaust Survivor at National History Day Competition

The National History Day competition showcases hundreds of student history projects. It runs through Thursday. We take you inside the competition.

June 16, 2015

How to Teach About Genocide and Mass Atrocity

Teaching about genocide and mass atrocity is never easy. Regardless, understanding mass atrocity and genocide remains an important part of understanding the world, and teaching about these subjects is imperative for developing students' global competence.

June 12, 2015

Happy 800th Birthday to the Magna Carta

We compiled some educational resources to help you mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

May 11, 2015

How Would You Do on NAEP Social Studies Questions?

A week after the "nation's report card" showed no academic progress among 8th graders in U.S. history, civics, and geography, Education Week posts sample questions for readers to see how they would stack up.

April 30, 2015

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

April 24, 2015

All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma'

Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.

April 16, 2015

Holocaust Remembrance in the Classroom

Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, an international commemoration of the millions of people, mostly Jews, who were persecuted and killed in Nazi Germany.

February 18, 2015

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"

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