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?Life in a Jar?: A National History Day Project that Touched the World

After learning about a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, students in Kansas created a play for National History Day that is still being performed today, more than 10 years later.

National History Day: Student Historians

When students are challenged by National History Day to probe into history?s unanswered questions, they sometimes become the first to provide the answers.

Blogging to Learn: Educational Blogs and U.S. History

Multimedia and Web 2.0 technologies offer opportunities to successfully engage low achieving students while promoting in-depth thinking and increasing student participation.

Students Preserve an Emancipation Site with Archaeological Technology

High school students in Ohio combine study with experience as they unearth and clean artifacts in order to re-create the history of an early settlement of emancipated slaves.

Webby Award Winners: Interactive Media for the Social Studies

Educators will find the winners of a leading Internet award to be exellent resources for enhancing teaching and learning in the classroom.

Letters to the Editor

2009 House of Delegates Resolutions

March/April 2010 (Volume 74, Number 2)

NCSS on the Development of State Social Studies Standards

History and Politics: Reflections on the Texas Controversy

The Texas State Board of Education's proposed history standards has once again alerted us to the dangers of having standards developed by political activists rather than scholars.

Ravitch Recants (somewhat)

In her latest book, educational policymaker Diane Ravitch distances herself from key education ideas that she once helped promote.

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