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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

Photo, #23 Stranger..., 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

How do teachers use text- or web-based primary sources in the history/social [...] »

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

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

Reading the pictures NYPL ID 94870

Do your students struggle with reading history texts? This instructional [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

Photo, Advanced Placement, May 1, 2009, eddieisflying, Flickr, creative commons

What impact do AP history courses have? Do they give eager students an [...] »

Photo, I <3 digital, July 23, 2008, Rafiq Phillips, Flickr, creative commons

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

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

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

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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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