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Issues and Research

Teaching history is about more than just relaying facts, dates, and historical narratives. Teachers must also adhere to both state and federal standards and prepare their students for important standardized tests. How exactly does the importance of test preparation affect the quality of teaching on the elementary level? This Roundtable discussion attempts to answer this crucial question. 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 [...] »

Photo, Watching a blank screen, August 14, 2007, ToastyKen, Flickr

What do students actually learn from historical feature films? [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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

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

21st Century Skills in the Classroom

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

Photography, The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference at the United St

What makes professional development meaningful for history teachers? [...] »

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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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