Education news, analysis, and opinion about social studies and history teaching.
- Social Studies Opinion We Lived Through History on 9/11. Our Students Are Doing the Same TodayOn the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, a teacher explains how to help students understand the day's significance.Social Studies Teachers Rally Against Laws Aimed at Limiting Classroom Discussion of RacismSome teachers are speaking out against new legislation. But others are holding back, for fear of repercussions.Social Studies Opinion Why Do Native People Disappear From Textbooks After the 1890s?How we teach American history has direct consequences for Native students today, writes a Navajo Technical University professor.Social Studies Illinois Becomes First State to Require Teaching Asian American History in Public SchoolsThe law is the latest in a series of new requirements the governor has signed that aim to make the teaching of history more inclusive.Social Studies Opinion Juneteenth Meets Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws: Where Do Teachers Go From Here?No, talking to students about our history will not teach them to hate this country.Social Studies 'A Conspiracy of Silence': Tulsa Race Massacre Was Absent From Schools for GenerationsMany were well into adulthood when they learned Black Wall Street had existed in Tulsa and had been razed in a spree of white violence.Social Studies 'Divisive' or 'Necessary'? Comments on Grant Priorities Show Divide on Teaching About RaceThousands of comments on a history education grant proposal appear to have been submitted through a group that opposes "woke" education.Social Studies Opinion Civics Ed. Is on the Precipice of Becoming Common Core 2.0Recent efforts to promote civics education suggest little was learned from the Obama-era dispute around the common core.Social Studies GOP Leader: Biden Grant Plan Referencing Anti-Racism, 1619 Project Is 'Divisive Nonsense'Sen. Mitch McConnell's letter to the Education Dept. about a small history program amplifies a political scrum dating back to last year.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.