Education news, analysis, and opinion about social studies and history teaching.
- 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.Social Studies Critical Race Theory and the Fight Over History Standards: 6 Things to KnowEdWeek examined how the backlash to classroom discussions on race has set back efforts to expand what students learn about American history.Social Studies What's the History of Reconstruction? In Many States, Students Don't Get the Whole PictureA new report finds that state standards muddy the significance of the era, omit key understandings, or promote false narratives.Social Studies Opinion The U.S. Capitol Insurrection Was a Case Study in White Privilege. Teach It That WayLast year, I watched the Jan. 6 riots wondering what would have happened if the rioters had been Black. It's time to talk to students about it.Social Studies Opinion My Students Still Have Questions About the Capitol Riot. They Deserve Honest AnswersJan. 6, 2021, is a lesson plan for the difficult but critical U.S. history that often gets left out of textbooks, writes a history teacher.