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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

photographic print, Shirley Chisholm, head-and-shoulders portrait, 1965 November

How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the [...] »

Photography, Liz Whittaker Telling Stories, 25 July 2008, Jacob Whittaker, Flick

What stories do elementary school students tell about the past? Read this [...] »

Photo, "Center for Teaching and Learning," 2006, Flickr, cc

Are your students learning enough from their history textbooks? Connect cause [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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

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

Photo, Shrapnel & Cannonball, Jul. 14, 2008, Travis S., Flickr

Artifacts are unique, three-dimensional primary sources. What can they bring to [...] »

Poster, Yanks in Germany want more books, 1918-1923, C.B. Falls, LoC

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

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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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