Social Studies

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

Republican Geraldine "Tincy" Miller is trying to reclaim a position she held on the Texas State Board of Education for 26 years after being ousted in the primary two years ago.

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

The retired Supreme Court justice is all business as she walks into our meeting room. But inside, she’s got the heart of an educator.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

Multiple forces in modern life work to detract from Americans' ability to understand, navigate, and re-shape the country's civil institutions.

6/14/2012

6/14/2012

What one school official calls an “ambitious alignment” will soon affect the county and state’s educational standards, assessments and accountability methods in an effort to meet the future expectations of student achievement.

6/14/2012

A Montreal teacher has been suspended after showing pupils a video said to show the murder of a Chinese student.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Available on the iBookstore, The Americans and World History: Patterns of Interaction represent the next step in the revolutionary partnership of HMH and HISTORY which aims to bring engaging educational experiences to tech-savvy students.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.

5/3/2012

5/3/2012

Pearson’s free Election Series blog found at OnlineLearningExchange.com addresses campaign topics, providing complete, up-to-date learning resources and offering a forum for teachers and students. 

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

The Texas State Board of Education, long the gatekeeper to the enormous textbook market in Texas, has lost control over which materials enter public school classrooms.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

Rand McNally and USA TODAY have announced the kick-off of an essay contest titled “American the Beautiful” for students in 7th through 12th grade. 

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Digital textbooks have gone mainstream thanks to interactive content that stimulates student curiosity and engages students in critical thinking. Next school year, Discovery Education is releasing digital textbooks for middle school social studies and high school science.

3/28/2012

Even as the financial literacy movement gains steam oversees, it may be losing momentum in the U.S.

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

“Coming to America” a virtual field trip to Ellis Island presented by Scholastic, is an experiential supplement to free teaching resources and digital activities available to teachers in grades 3 to 8. 

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

The Arizona Department of Education gave the Tucson Unified School District an ultimatum: Eliminate all ethnic studies courses or face massive financial sanctions.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Schools would be required to teach about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 under a bill that passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

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