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Issues and Research

Professional development experiences are an excellent way to discover new resources and methods to engage your students in the classroom. However, the experience itself sometimes falls short of practical application. In this Roundtable discussion, a variety of teachers, TAH Grant Directors, and museum educators explore ways to make professional development meaningful for history teachers. 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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Even the youngest students can move beyond simple explanations to understand [...] »

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Discover how to discuss controversial topics in your classroom without being [...] »

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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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What makes professional development meaningful for history teachers? [...] »

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Is historical fiction an effective emotional hook, a distraction from the facts [...] »

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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.

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