Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.
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October 28, 2020
October 06, 2020
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
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
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
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
Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."
September 08, 2020
By law, the president can't mandate or control what schools teach.
June 29, 2020
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
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.
June 18, 2020
The day has long been celebrated by black communities in the U.S., but it's still a topic that many students and teachers say isn't covered in K-12 schools.