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Issues and Research

Through direct instruction in historical analysis skills, elementary students showed marked improvements in their work. Learn more about this study and the work of 5th graders in Maryland. 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

Woodcut, The Triumph of Julius Caesar, 1598, Andrea Andreani, LOC

Do students interpret third-person narratives written by anonymous authors [...] »

Print, "The End of the Story," 1915, Power O'Malley, NYPL Digital Gallery

How do children in different countries learn history? Is the role of narrative [...] »

Photography, Native Americans with bicycle, 1938 or 1939, Harris & Ewing, LOC

Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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

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

Logo, Common Core Standards

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

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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