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Issues and Research

Professional development experiences are an excellent way to discover new resources and methods to engage your students in the classroom. However, the experience itself sometimes falls short of practical application. In this Roundtable discussion, a variety of teachers, TAH Grant Directors, and museum educators explore ways to make professional development meaningful for history teachers. 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, "Graffitti Archaeology. . . ," 2007, otherthings, Flickr, cc

Here's help for challenges students encounter with historical documents and [...] »

Photo, #23 Stranger..., 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

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

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

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

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Topics issues in history education

Photo, Shrapnel & Cannonball, Jul. 14, 2008, Travis S., Flickr

Artifacts are unique, three-dimensional primary sources. What can they bring to [...] »

Photo, Jennifer Orr's classroom, Teachinghistory.org

Teaching history at any level can challenge teachers. What challenges are [...] »

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

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

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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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