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Issues and Research

Primary sources are a crucial part of any historical study. However, many teachers do not know how to effectively incorporate them into their lessons or where to locate them. If you struggle with this, look no further; this study is here to help you! FIND OUT MORE »

How to Use the Interactive Map:
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, 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, Sail into History, 11 Sept 2010, F Delventhal, Flickr CC

Use these suggestions to help students write informed historical essays. [...] »

Photo, Sòcrates (bust grec), January 6, 2003, Sebastia Girait, Flickr

What does a curriculum designed to foster historical understanding and thinking [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

Logo, Common Core Standards

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

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

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

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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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.