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Issues and Research

Using material culture—whether a building, a historic artifact, or even a photograph—engages the senses and enhances learning by making history tangible. Find out how the use of artifacts can shape students' understanding of U.S. history! 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

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How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the [...] »

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Does teaching with primary sources inhibit success on final exams? [...] »

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Even the youngest students can move beyond simple explanations to understand [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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

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

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What impact do AP history courses have? Do they give eager students an [...] »

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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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