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November 04, 2020

Election Uncertainty and Anxious Students: Inside 4 Social Studies Classrooms

Teachers have the daunting task of bringing clarity to a confusing electoral landscape and trying to soothe their students' anxieties.

October 28, 2020

WATCH: Teaching About a Divisive Election--and What Comes Next

Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.

October 06, 2020

Grants for Teachers Creating Online Lessons During COVID-19

National Geographic Education announced a new grant program to help teachers design or adapt remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies or geography to teach about the pandemic, or about social or environmental justice.

September 30, 2020

Teachers React to the Debate: 'If the President Was in My Class, He Would Not Pass'

Many teachers use the presidential debates as a teaching tool for civics, but the first Trump-Biden showdown was anything but educational.

September 25, 2020

Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests So

Spending 30 more minutes per day on social studies in elementary school is linked with better reading performance by the end of 5th grade, according to a new study.

September 24, 2020

Trump, the Peaceful Transition of Power, and How to Explain It to Students

President Trump said "we're going to have to see what happens," in response to whether he would honor the results of the election. How can teachers address that in class?

September 18, 2020

History Educators Respond to Trump: It Matters How We Tell the National Story

Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."

September 08, 2020

Could President Trump Really Penalize Schools for Teaching the 1619 Project?

By law, the president can't mandate or control what schools teach.

June 29, 2020

Survey of Mostly-White Educators Finds 1 in 5 Think Textbooks Accurately Reflect People of Color

When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot," according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.

June 24, 2020

Grassroots Momentum Builds for Anti-Racist K-12 Instruction

A new parent group has organized to put pressure on school districts to embrace anti-racist curriculum and instruction. Its first action, which begins today, aims to inundate 10 school districts, from California to Connecticut, with emails demanding change.

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