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Issues and Research

Through direct instruction in historical analysis skills, elementary students showed marked improvements in their work. Learn more about this study and the work of 5th graders in Maryland. FIND OUT MORE »

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Select individual states for testing and graduation data. Click state name for more detailed information. Data from Report on the State of History Education (2010).

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Research Briefs

Key research in history education

Reading the pictures NYPL ID 94870

Do your students struggle with reading history texts? This instructional [...] »

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How do teachers use text- or web-based primary sources in the history/social [...] »

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Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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Instant updating? Access inequality? Experts weigh the pros and cons. [...] »

21st Century Skills in the Classroom

Does the learning of history need to be synced to the 21st century? [...] »

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How can they be used? Should they be used? [...] »

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Spotlight: Report on History Education

A report on the state of history educationThis report examines history education, primarily at the state level. The updated report includes state policies and national programs as of 2010, including world history requirements and testing.

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