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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

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

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Teach your students to "solve" history. Discover the wonders of direct [...] »

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

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

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

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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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