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November 05, 2019

A 'Roadmap' for Teaching Civics and History Is Coming. Will It Restart an Old Curriculum War?

Funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities will finance an effort to strengthen content and teaching in the subjects. But the project will need to sidestep the issues that sank a 1994 effort.

September 12, 2019

Americans Know More About Civics, But Numbers Still 'Dismally' Low, Researchers Say

American adults know more about civics and constitutional rights than they did five years ago, but their grasp of those basics is still very weak, according to a new survey.

August 19, 2019

The '1619 Project' Curriculum Challenges Teachers to Reframe U.S. History

The curriculum is inspired by the New York Times Magazine project to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the United States.

August 14, 2019

California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum, Criticized for 'Anti-Jewish Bias,' to Be Revised

California's proposed curriculum guide in ethnic studies is being sent back for substantial revision after a pileup of criticism that it's anti-Semitic.

August 12, 2019

Four States Now Require Schools to Teach LGBT History

Starting next school year, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history will be part of the curriculum in Illinois public schools. The state is the fourth to mandate teaching of LGBT history, after California, New Jersey, and Colorado.

August 06, 2019

Teachers Prepare for Tough Classroom Conversations on the Civil War

About two dozen teachers from across the country spent a week wrestling with questions about how to remember the Confederacy.

February 15, 2019

Teachers Decorating Their Doors for Black History Month Say Representation Matters

The teachers who designed them say that these artworks are more than just decoration—the door collages reflect lessons, values, and black cultural history that the educators want their students to engage with all year round.

February 08, 2018

Four Ways to Teach Black History This Month (And the Rest of the Year)

As Black History Month begins, here are some resources to help every teacher celebrate black voices in the classroom.

January 16, 2018

In Today's Political Climate, It's Harder to Teach Civics, Some Teachers Say

Educators say teaching civics in an age of news overload and intense partisan division has become increasingly difficult. Teachers and education experts share some ideas on how to bring civic engagement into the classroom.

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.

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