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Issues and Research

All students need to understand that history is not definite nor is it static, rather it is ever expanding and ever changing as new information comes to light. The need for students to question existing historical sources is the focus of this study by history education professor Bob Bain. 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

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

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

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

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

Photo, baby birds' eyes are open!, 2007, The Shifted Librarian, Flickr, cc

Teaching historical thinking, beyond the facts, results in higher achievement [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

Photography, The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference at the United St

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

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 [...] »

Logo, Common Core Standards

Are the Common Core State Standards a good idea? What are the pros and cons of [...] »

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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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