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- Social Studies Biden Administration Cites 1619 Project as Inspiration in History Grant ProposalThe Biden administration's proposal is part of a heated battle over racism and what students should learn about America's past.Social Studies Supreme Court Justices Call for More Civics Education Amid Risk From 'Domestic Enemies'Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil M. Gorsuch, both boosters of civics for years, renew their concerns amid deep divisions in the country.Social Studies Opinion Civics Roadmap’s Designers Would Do Well to Heed Their CriticsSupporters of Educating for American Democracy's Roadmap should spend time listening, learning, and addressing legitimate concerns.Social Studies A Pro-Trump Student Group Will Launch a History Curriculum. It Could Get a COVID-19 BoostTurning Point USA's plan to develop classroom lessons is part of a conservative pushback to what they see as biased curricula.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Join the Bill of Rights Institute and friends for a rousing discussion on navigating contrasting viewpoints in the high school history and civics classroom. History and civics classrooms are the front lines for practicing theSocial Studies Opinion Approaching EAD’s New Civics Roadmap With Eyes Wide OpenThe Roadmap could have much to offer for improving civics and history instruction, but much will depend on how its aims are implemented.Social Studies New National Civics Guidelines Carve a Middle Path for Teachers in a Polarized ClimateIn U.S. schools, history and civics are both neglected and controversial. Can a new set of guidelines help?Social Studies Opinion The Insurrection Highlights the Need for Civics LearningWhat if the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol had received civics and anti-bias education in school? Would it have made a difference?Social Studies Opinion How Can White Teachers Teach Black History? Six Things You Need to KnowFor white teachers to engage students in learning Black history, we must question everything about the way we teach and learn in schools.Social Studies Opinion The Need for Media Literacy and Civics Education Isn't Just for StudentsLately, people have been calling for students to learn more civics education. Unfortunately, it may be the adults who really need it.