Social Studies

1/30/2012

1/30/2012

As teachers make plans for Black History Month in their classrooms in February, Scholastic has built a robust set of free resources available on Scholastic.com to help teach students about the African American experience.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of a new online course to help students prepare for their AP European History exam.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller financial responsibilities start creeping into their lives.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

One example of schools educating their students about financial literacy is in VA – where learning company Pearson has created a comprehensive set of personal finance materials, aligned to the state’s newly created financial and economic academic standards.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

ePals Corporation and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are happy to announce the 15 student winners of their international K12  Invention Challenge.

1/19/2012

1/19/2012

In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District governing board recently voted to suspend the controversial Mexican American studies program.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

Two years ago, Arizona made headlines with its ban on ethnic studies in the state’s schools, and the Tucson school district in particular was under the spotlight for its Mexican-American Studies Program.

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

As Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday passes, many American youth lack adequate knowledge of his role, and that of many others, in the civil rights movement.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

McGraw-Hill Education’s Networks, a groundbreaking multimedia social studies learning program that brings history to life for middle and high school students, will be launched at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

The students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy in Atlanta live in one of the geographical centers of the civil rights movement. The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of their school's namesake and Martin Luther King Jr., visits so regularly that the girls call her a big sister.

10/17/2011

Many are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students, from kindergartners to 12th-graders, about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

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