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Teaching the Inauguration

created Jan 18, 2017 09:51 AM
With the presidential inauguration taking place in two days, you may want to use this classroom activity that features excerpts from inaugural addresses by California governors. The activity ...

Party Platforms, Historically Speaking

created Sep 06, 2016 09:02 AM
Much of the distinction between the Democratic and the Republican Parties today centers on what each party believes is the proper size, scope, and role of the federal government. These positions ...

What is the Role of the Vice President?

created Jul 15, 2016 10:32 AM
Note:  The following article is excerpted from the July 2016 edition of  Teach the Election , "Vice Presidents."  For the full issue (and all other issues),  subscribe to the Teach the Election ...

What You Need to Know about California’s New History-Social Science Framework

created Jul 14, 2016 03:37 PM
By Nancy McTygue, CHSSP Executive Director Today was a momentous day for history education in California.  For the first time in more than a decade, the State Board of Education adopted a new ...

Interdisciplinarity

created Apr 06, 2016 04:14 PM
by Nancy McTygue In a recent blog post, I listed six things that history teachers need to know now about the new framework, textbooks, and the possibility of statewide assessments.  It was a ...

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