Education news, analysis, and opinion about social studies and history teaching.
- 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.Social Studies Opinion TikTok Is Feeding My Students Fake News About Ukraine. How Can Truth Win?My students aren’t the first generation to be fooled by war propaganda, writes a history teacher. Here’s what we can learn from history.Social Studies Authors of New Louisiana Social Studies Standards Disavow Revised VersionThe nine dissenters said they were unfairly criticized for trying to inject a distorted version of the state's racial history.Social Studies Video Lessons From the War in Ukraine: A History Teacher Shares Her ApproachA Southern California teacher has used Russia's invasion of Ukraine to enhance her students' media literacy skills as part of her lessons.Social Studies Why the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Is Relevant to TeachersHow should teachers approach the questions: Why is this happening? And why is—or why isn’t—the U.S. involved?Social Studies Q&A How Do You Teach Black History Without Breaking the Law? Advice From a TeacherUse primary documents, be transparent, and explore contributions Black people made to your local community, said a social studies teacher.Social Studies Opinion My School Didn’t Teach Us Black History, So I Started Doing It MyselfOne high school student created her own sanctuary for learning Black history. She wants you to do the same.Social Studies Opinion Black History Can Do More Than Counter White RacismThere are two major purposes of the Black history movement, explains education professor Anthony L. Brown.Social Studies Opinion How Teaching Local Black History Can Empower StudentsAmerican history is rife with false narratives, but local history projects can help.