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Issues and Research

Public school teachers have to prepare their students for the momentously important end-of-the-year standardized test. This task is quite daunting, and often teachers are limited in the material they can cover. Discover helpful tips to teach students without sacrificing content. 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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Key research in history education

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

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Topics issues in history education

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Are the Common Core State Standards a good idea? What are the pros and cons of [...] »

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

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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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