Curriculum and Instruction

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Doig Middle School history teacher Ben Huntsinger talks with Valerie Rivera, 12, center, and Jailyn Portillo, 14, right, before the students present a proposal for a new homeless shelter during a city council meeting in Garden Grove, Calif., last week.
—Meg Oliphant for Education Week

'Action Civics' Enlists Students in Hands-On Democracy

An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools. (March 20, 2019)

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Data: Most States Require History, But Not Civics
High school students spend far more time in school learning about America’s history than they do learning about its civic values, according to a 50-state survey by Education Week. The results show that while most states require students to study civics, just eight require them to take a yearlong civics or government class in order to graduate.

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Media literacy is becoming more challenging by the day. That's why teacher and parents need to team up, argues Mike Stone.
May 20, 2019 – Education Week
Many resources presented online as educational material are actually junk. There are materials produced by climate change doubters, lesson plans developed by the oil industry, and countless other sites with misleading or outdated information. This can present teachers with a number of issues.
May 15, 2019 – AP
When a lesson falls flat, it can be tough to recover and move on. Teachers say they’d like training in how to do so.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Some schools embrace a "tough" approach, while others go for "fluff." Neither is right, argues veteran principal Howard Fields.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
Move heavy thinking to the beginning of the day, make recess sacred, let higher schoolers sleep in, and mandate choir, says the best-selling author.
May 13, 2019 – Education Week
California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to LGBT teenagers for navigating relationships and having safe sex.
May 9, 2019 – AP
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
In five years, all Georgia elementary schools will have to screen every kindergartner for a reading condition called dyslexia.
May 2, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The Holocaust is practically ancient history for many students, but that doesn't make it any less relevant, argues Lindsay J. Friedman.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week

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