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Issues and Research

Primary sources are a crucial part of any historical study. However, many teachers do not know how to effectively incorporate them into their lessons or where to locate them. If you struggle with this, look no further; this study is here to help you! 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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What literacy activities best promote understanding? This study identifies some [...] »

Photo, "Employee of an Auto Emission. . . ," 1975, Lyntha Eiler, Flickr Commons

It's not enough to say that something has happened. Explaining why is nearly as [...] »

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Can students with learning disabilities learn historical thinking? They [...] »

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Topics issues in history education

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Teaching history at any level can challenge teachers. What challenges are [...] »

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With so much to teach, what approaches can help frame the course? [...] »

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

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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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