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- Social Studies The Violent History of White Supremacy Is Rarely Taught in Schools. It Should BeAs Trump promotes 1776 project, educators say a more complete history of white vigilante justice taught in the classroom could prevent another Capitol insurgency.Social Studies Some Schools Are Refusing to Show Students the Inauguration This YearA handful of districts have cited concerns that students might see violence unfold live on camera.Social Studies Trump Commission Says Identity Politics and 'Bitterness' Have Warped History ClassesThe 1776 Commission's report emphasizes "patriotic education," but might play a negligible role in classrooms.Social Studies Insurgency at the U.S. Capitol: A Dreaded, Real-Life Lesson Facing TeachersClassroom teachers have the difficult task this week of helping their students make sense of what happened at the Capitol.Social Studies Teachers of Color More Likely Than White Peers to Tackle 'Controversial' Civics TopicsThey were also more likely to emphasize teaching the Bill of Rights and the responsibilities of citizenship, a recent survey found.Social Studies Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting ItOnline spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers.Social Studies Opinion We Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can HelpThe ability to discern fact from fiction and to recognize reliable news is fundamental, writes News Literacy Project's Charles Salter.Social Studies Election Uncertainty and Anxious Students: Inside 4 Social Studies ClassroomsTeachers have the daunting task of bringing clarity to a confusing electoral landscape and trying to soothe their students' anxieties.Social Studies Opinion We Don't Know Who Won the Election, But I Know What I'll Say to My Class TodayMy post-election lesson plan includes addressing both students’ social-emotional needs and the Compromise of 1877, writes teacher Chris Dier.Social Studies WATCH: Teaching About a Divisive Election--and What Comes NextFive social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.Social Studies Video Teaching About a Divisive Election—and What Comes NextFive social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.Social Studies Grants for Teachers Creating Online Lessons During COVID-19National Geographic Education announced a new grant program to help teachers design or adapt remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies or geography to teach about the pandemic, or about social or environmental justice.