If we examine most of troubled pasts presented in educational scenarios, two features clearly appear. Most of the historical events have a national character and most of them happend just recently.
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Varieties of Patriotism and Public History
Is patriotism alive? Does it influence citizens’ historical representations? It is about the Reagan and the Obama kind of patriotism, and what they both have to deal with us–wherever we live. Based on empirical research, with examples from Argentina.
What is a “worthy” test for History?
On October 24, 2015, The White House released (on Facebook!) a short speech by President Obama where he addressed growing concerns over the increase in standardized testing in the U.S. President Obama called for “smart, strategic tests” that help kids learn and don’t take the joy out of learning.
Politicizing AP U.S. History? (APUSH)
In February, Oklahoma state legislators considered a bill declaring an “emergency” in the U.S. history curriculum because of the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course. An emergency! What was all this about?
Teaching Historical Thinking: Dilemmas not Dichotomies!
Breadth versus depth, content versus skills, inquiry versus memorization, textbooks versus primary sources; history educators in the U.S. hear dichotomies like these all the time. But framing these as dichotomies, …