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October 31, 2017

Digital Games Improve History Scores, Study Says

Student who played digital learning games improved their history test scores by half a letter grade in just three weeks, according to a recent study.

April 03, 2017

Video: Teachers Learn How to Use Popular Musical 'Hamilton' in the Classroom

Hundreds of New York City teachers learned how to incorporate the themes and the plot of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" into their lessons.

February 02, 2017

Creative Resources for Teachers Celebrating Black History Month

Here are five ways for teachers to incorporate Black History Month into their classrooms, beyond the usual lesson plan.

October 07, 2016

Resource Watch: Teach Students 'Grit' With the Stories of Nobel Laureates

A textbook and teacher's guide that are free to download share the stories of 10 Nobel Laureates, focusing on stories of grit and perseverance.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 21, 2016

Do Your Students Know Who Harriet Tubman Is?

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 note, but millions of Americans didn't know who she was.

March 31, 2016

Ga. Teachers Decry Politicians' Influence on Draft Social Studies Standards

Georgia educators say their input on a draft of the state's social studies standards is being ignored to boost political agendas.

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.

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