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» Articles: Social Studies
Articles: Social Studies
Educating a New Generation of Students about 9/11
Educators memorialize events of 9/11 at their schools and in their curriculum
District Administration, September 2011
about Educating a New Generation of Students about 9/11
After 50 Years, Ethnic Studies Still Controversial
Recent events in school districts and some states show how divisive this 1960s phenomenon may prove to be in the 21st century.
District Administration, Jul 2011
about After 50 Years, Ethnic Studies Still Controversial
Senate Bill 48: California Sets a New Curriculum Standard
It became the first state to require school districts to include the contributions of gay Americans in their social studies curriculum.
District Administration, June 2011
about Senate Bill 48: California Sets a New Curriculum Standard
The Redesign of AP Science and History Programs
This redesign will help to deepen and enrich students' readiness to become our next generation of scientists, engineers and historians.
District Administration, Apr 2011
about The Redesign of AP Science and History Programs
Teaching about Islam
Recent news reports of potential bias and discrimination against Muslims bring calls for teaching Islam in public schools.
District Administration, Nov 2010
about Teaching about Islam
A Bull Market for Financial Literacy
The Great Recession compels school districts to teach dollars and sense.
District Administration, Sep 2010
about A Bull Market for Financial Literacy
SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star
In education, Texas has been a source of both controversy and innovation. The First of a Three State Series.
District Administration, May 2010
about SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star
The Eyes of America Are on Texas
In May, the Texas State Board of Education will hold a final vote on a radical new social studies curriculum to be used for the next seven to 10 years.
District Administration, Mar 2010
about The Eyes of America Are on Texas
Social Studies for the 21st Century
Changing business as usual with a new map for K12 social studies.
District Administration, Jan 2009
about Social Studies for the 21st Century
Social Studies: Is it History?
Districts, especially in poor areas, struggle to give adequate social studies lessons while meeting NCLB requirements.
District Administration, Mar 2008
about Social Studies: Is it History?
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