Education news, analysis, and opinion about how history is taught
Social Studies Opinion Whose Land Are You On? How to Get Started Teaching Native American History
It's easy to feel as if a handful of lessons once a year in November about Native American art or storytelling isn't enough. It isn't.
Social Studies The Revised AP African American Studies: What's Been Changed and Why
The new framework, published Dec. 6, will be used for the course's official launch next fall.
Social Studies AP African American Studies: What's in the Newly Revised Course Framework
The new framework comes after public debate from both political leaders and scholars over what topics should have been included or excluded.
Curriculum Many States Are Limiting How Schools Can Teach About Race. Most Voters Disagree
A majority of polled voters want students to learn about the history of racism and slavery in the United States and its legacy today.
Social Studies 'Killers of the Flower Moon' Covers Painful History. Can Oklahoma Teachers Teach It?
The crime epic illuminates hard history in Oklahoma. State restrictions could complicate teachers' efforts to draw on it in class.
Standards Florida's New African American History Standards: What's Behind the Backlash
The state's new standards drew national criticism and leave teachers with questions.
Standards Here’s What’s in Florida’s New African American History Standards
Standards were expanded in the younger grades, but critics question the framing of many of the new standards.
College & Workforce Readiness College Board Revisits Contentious Decisions, Edits to AP African American Studies Course
Decisions around AP African American Studies and the future of AP program overall were among discussion points.
Standards Opinion How One State Found Common Ground to Produce New History Standards
A veteran board member discusses how the state school board pushed past partisanship to offer a richer, more inclusive history for students.
Professional Development An Immersive PD Program Changed These Teachers. Here's How It Will Change Their Practice
Three teachers share what they are taking from an in-depth workshop on the history of Japanese Americans.
Social Studies Q&A To Teach a Fuller American Story, Teachers Grapple With Japanese American History
A pilot workshop gave teachers an immersive take on Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
Reading & Literacy Video This After-School Program Is Improving Students’ Reading, One Black History Book at a Time
An after-school program seeks to teach its students about Black history and improve their reading scores at the same time.
Social Studies Q&A 'I Must Teach Truth to Power': A Top History Teacher Discusses 'Divisive Concepts' Laws
Veteran history teacher Kurt Russell assesses the challenges ahead for social studies teachers.
Professional Development These Teachers Wanted More Than PD on Zoom. Here's How They Spent Their Summer
Seeking to broaden their horizons and those of their students, some teachers embark on experiential learning programs during their summer break.