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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

Reading the pictures NYPL ID 94870

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

Photography, My students, 27 Feb 2009, Flickr CC

Are tests really the best way to examine student understanding? This summary of [...] »

Print, Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation, c.1888, LoC

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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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