Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 note, but millions of Americans didn't know who she was.
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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
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
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
New resources from UNC Chapel Hill and Ancestry.com can give teachers tools to explore family history with their students.
September 22, 2014
Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?
September 17, 2014
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
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
"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
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.