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Teaching History

A New Approach to Civics Education

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 02.09.2017 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Review of Democracy: A Case Study. By David A. Moss. Harvard University Press. 773 pp. $35. Noting that more than two-thirds of students did not...

On Colonial Fairs and 'De-Colonizing' American History in Elementary School

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 09.18.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

The relative exclusion of African Americans and Native Americans in the colonial curriculum of so many schools in the U.S., even in its mild liberal form, has strange effects.

American History Is Not Black History; Black History Is Not America's

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

American history is not black history, and our history is not America's to dictate. Until we understand that and begin teaching our history to ourselves in ways that serve our own cultural needs instead of the majority's, we will continue to internalize this nation's prejudices against us, instead of arming ourselves to appropriately demonize and deflect them.

The Lincoln Myth: A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of nine Cotton Malone historical thrillers and four stand-alone thriller novels. His books have been translated into forty languages. History--Steve's passion--lies at the heart of each one.

What High Schools Are Teaching Millenials About The War On Terror

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

What kids learn in school tends to change with the times, and some curricular regulations that are either antiquated or simply embedded in beliefs hav...

Changing Education in an Ever-Changing World

Matthew Resnick | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Matthew Resnick

The U.S. public education system has overlooked a golden opportunity to demonstrate the nexus between where our country has been and how we understand where we are going. Teach students why history isn't just in the past.

Immigration Nation

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

With an issue that is clearly going to be a constantly prevalent one in our nation's future, as it has been in our past, how do we communicate this situation to the children in our schools without bias?

Civil Rights Education 'Dismal' Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

"Dismal." Likely not a word ever preferred in an educational setting, but the description the Southern Poverty Law Center found appropriate to ass...

U.S. Students Bad At History? Error-Filled Textbooks Might Be Why

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Revised editions of two history textbooks in Virginia that were found to be erroneous last fall will be taken to universities across Virginia for publ...

9/11: How A Memory Is Becoming A Class Lesson

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

What is a memory of a shocking and tragic day for many is now a history lesson for students. The New Jersey Department of Education released today ...