Education news, analysis, and opinion about social studies and history teaching.
- Social Studies How 'Fair' Is Our Government? And Other Big Questions Teachers Are Posing for Constitution DayThe holiday is an opportunity to teach about the founding document and its relevance today. The times provide a lot of material.Social Studies Q&A How Should Asian American History Be Taught? A Scholar ExplainsA high school elective course in Asian American studies is under review for approval as Texas updates its social studies standards.Social Studies 'Roe v. Wade' Won't Be on Next Year's AP Government TestThe decision is an early example of how the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling will reshape how Constitutional issues are taught.Social Studies Opinion Teaching Social Studies Isn't for the Faint of HeartFew school subjects provoke controversy as much as social studies. Here's help for teachers to address topics head-on.Social Studies Florida Is Placing Limits on Social Studies Textbooks. Here’s What Has to GoEarlier this year, Florida drew national attention for rejecting math textbooks. Could the same happen with social studies?Social Studies Opinion How Holocaust Denial and Other Bogus Claims Are Poisoning SchoolsRecent demands to ‘teach both sides’ of claims rooted in misinformation aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous.Social Studies Revamped Florida Civics Education Aims for ‘Patriotism.’ Will It Catch On Elsewhere?In what could be a model, Florida is now emphasizing patriotism, American exceptionalism, and—some critics say—religious themes.Social Studies Students Deepen Access to Civics Education In Hard-Fought Legal BattleThe case didn't establish a federal right to education, but will spark changes in Rhode Island and could spur challenges in other states.Social Studies Opinion Building Empathy With Students Isn't Just One More Thing to DoEducators have a moral obligation to confront white supremacy in our classrooms, writes a high school history teacher.Social Studies Florida Governor Signs Bill Mandating Communism Lessons in ClassFlorida teachers will be required to teach on communist leaders and how people suffered under those regimes on “Victims of Communism Day.”Social Studies Opinion Overhauling Social Studies in a Polarized Era. One State Chief Tells the TaleOne thing that helped Louisiana accomplish the politically charged task was acknowledging upfront the process would be confrontational.Social Studies Louisiana's History Standards Got a Closed-Door Rewrite. What's In and What's OutAmid a volatile debate over how to teach about America's racist past, state officials fundamentally altered educators' proposed standards.Social Studies Opinion Searching for Common Ground: What the Russian Invasion Means for Teaching CivicsTo understand what's going on in Ukraine and Russia and why, students need to understand some central facts about the region.Social Studies Opinion An Unlikely Tool Can Help Students Understand the Russia-Ukraine War: SportsFor some students, sports can help make sense of the complexities of war. Here are three strategies.