History movies may have Oscar potential, but their educational potential is more complicated. Should teachers use Hollywood to teach?
High school students in America learn two very different perspectives on World War I in their U.S. and world history classes. But which of these competing viewpoints should take center stage?
Only about 40-45 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds turned out to vote in the 2012 election. Civic education can improve youth turnout. But civic education itself remains neglected in US schools.
Ninety-seven percent of high school seniors have studied civics in school. While they can recall facts, they are unable to apply that knowledge to current politics. Why is that?
American textbooks confine the history of indigenous peoples to a distant past.
Should history textbooks be revised to include Native American voices?