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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

Photography, Native Americans with bicycle, 1938 or 1939, Harris & Ewing, LOC

Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your [...] »

Photography, Huge Stack of Books at University of Illinois, 2 June 2006, Benjami

Do students need reading skills specific to the history classroom? Click here [...] »

Photography, My students, 27 Feb 2009, Flickr CC

Are tests really the best way to examine student understanding? This summary of [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

Photo, Oregon Trail, September 13, 2007, eyllom, Flickr, creative commons

Can digital games encourage historical thinking, or do they waste valuable [...] »

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

Photo, Advanced Placement, May 1, 2009, eddieisflying, Flickr, creative commons

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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