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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 24, 2015

So Your 4th Grade Class Was Chewed Out by Lawmakers

A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.

December 01, 2014

Resource Watch: Free E-Book on Family-History Classroom Projects

New resources from UNC Chapel Hill and Ancestry.com can give teachers tools to explore family history with their students.

September 22, 2014

How Do You Keep Students From Becoming Cynical?

Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?

September 17, 2014

Twitter Chat: Instilling Civic Responsibility in Students

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.

August 07, 2014

Richard Nixon: A Tricky Legacy to Teach

While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.

May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou Urged Teachers to 'Go Forward' With Flair, Passion, and Humor

"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.

April 24, 2014

Rigorous Study Finds Actual Benefits From Immersive Teacher PD Program

A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.

December 18, 2013

Chicago Schools to Teach African-American History in Core Courses

More than two decades after Illinois enacted a law that requires public schools to teach African-American studies, the 404,000-student Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.

December 06, 2013

Teaching Nelson Mandela

How do you capture the life of a liberation leader, political prisoner, and president who helped end a nation's system of racial oppression? How do you convey his place in history for students?

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