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Issues and Research

Elementary students typically rely on personal experience to explain the actions of historical figures. However, by utilizing the results of this study, teachers can help young learners excel beyond this basic understanding of historic events. 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

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

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It's not enough to say that something has happened. Explaining why is nearly as [...] »

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What literacy activities best promote understanding? This study identifies some [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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

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How can they be used? Should they be used? [...] »

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Instant updating? Access inequality? Experts weigh the pros and cons. [...] »

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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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