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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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Key research in history education

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Even the youngest students can move beyond simple explanations to understand [...] »

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

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

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

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

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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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