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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

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

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Discover how to discuss controversial topics in your classroom without being [...] »

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

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Topics issues in history education

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What impact do AP history courses have? Do they give eager students an [...] »

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Can digital games encourage historical thinking, or do they waste valuable [...] »

21st Century Skills in the Classroom

Does the learning of history need to be synced to the 21st century? [...] »

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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.