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Issues and Research

Can students with learning disabilities learn historical thinking? They certainly can! If you find yourself struggling to adapt lesson plans for inclusive classrooms, check out this article for useful tips, tricks, and suggestions. 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

Print, Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation, c.1888, LoC

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to [...] »

Photo, globes, December 30, 2005, tuppus, Flickr

Historical thinking forces students to confront the uncertain status of [...] »

Photo, Excavation of Cow Skeleton, November 21, 2003, Wessex Archaeology, Flickr

Teaching historical thinking is challenging in a survey class where students [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

21st Century Skills in the Classroom

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

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

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

Poster, Yanks in Germany want more books, 1918-1923, C.B. Falls, LoC

Is historical fiction an effective emotional hook, a distraction from the facts [...] »

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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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