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Issues and Research

Public school teachers have to prepare their students for the momentously important end-of-the-year standardized test. This task is quite daunting, and often teachers are limited in the material they can cover. Discover helpful tips to teach students without sacrificing content. 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

Photo, "Employee of an Auto Emission. . . ," 1975, Lyntha Eiler, Flickr Commons

It's not enough to say that something has happened. Explaining why is nearly as [...] »

Photography, Free Speech, 4 July 2010, Flickr CC

Discover how to discuss controversial topics in your classroom without being [...] »

Print, "The End of the Story," 1915, Power O'Malley, NYPL Digital Gallery

How do children in different countries learn history? Is the role of narrative [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

Print, "Ladies Home Journal," 1931, George Eastman House, Flickr Commons

It's all about content, but do history teachers and historians need the same [...] »

Logo, Common Core Standards

Are the Common Core State Standards a good idea? What are the pros and cons of [...] »

Sculpture, Classroom with Three Figures, 1979 (photographed 28 Nov 2009), Lavern

With so much to teach, what approaches can help frame the course? [...] »

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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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