Reviving History Instruction: What's Old Is New Again
STEM careers may be promoted as the wave of the future, but history advocates say students still need to know about the past.
Even though historical research, they point out, can, in fact, teach critical-thinking skills useful to any profession, including science, technology, engineering, and math, attention is focused on subjects in which students are assessed and federal money is flowing—and that’s not history.
“In public schools or any schools that are subject to state testing, history has really taken a beating,” said Thomas R. English, the president of the Organization of History Teachers, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. “Everybody is fighting about who gets the kids...
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