Why American Don’t Know Their History and How to Change It
The vast majority of Americans couldn’t pass the U.S. citizenship test when asked test questions in a recent 50-state survey , but that’s not because their teachers failed them or because students are no longer required to study American history. It’s because the American history curriculum has focused on memorization of names, events, and dates, which students find irrelevant, boring, random, and fail to retain beyond…
Why real Irish-American history is not taught in schools
Sadly, today's corporate textbook-producers are no more interested in feeding student curiosity about the poverty and inequality that drove the famine than were British landlords interested in feeding Irish peasants
How will LGBT history be taught in New Jersey schools after new law?
The state will likely offer guidance, but districts will have some leeway in how they fulfill a new requirement for curriculum to include LGBT history
How US history is taught around the world
How we learn U.S. history isn't the same as the rest of the world.
What 24 years in Catholic schools taught me
My dear friends The 24 years I spent enrolled in Catholic schools had a tremendous impact on my life! My educational career actually began at Hilliard Elementary Public School in Westlake, Ohio. At that time, in the late 1950s, Catholic schools didn’t have kindergarten, nor was it required. In first grade, I joined my sister Janet at St. Bernadette Elementary School, also in Westlake. The school was run by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. I not only received an excellent education, but…
Mughal, British history should not be taught in school, says BJP MLA
History of Shivaji, Rana Pratap, Lord Rama and K B Hedgewar, founding Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), should be taught instead so that the children can get inspiration from their lives, controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh said.
Charlottesville Teachers Working to Improve How History is Taught
Charlottesville City Schools is working to change how history is traditionally taught.
Should cybersecurity be taught in schools?
Experts weigh in on whether schools should teach kids the skills they need to safely reap the benefits of the online world.
How Changing Schools Taught Me More Than Any Class
Kyle Channell, a sophomore at Columbus Academy, discusses his experiences changing schools multiple times, and his observations of how education is impacting...
Rethinking the Way Corporate Governance is Taught in Business Schools
This blog discusses my research on corporate governance.
How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create
Within the formal study of art history, a small yet potent revolution is stirring.
15 Shocking Facts About Asian American History They Never Taught You in School
With all the anti-immigration rhetoric in the news today, it's more important than ever to brush up on our history, so here are 15 shocking facts on Asian American history that you've probably never heard about.
How the American Girl Series Taught Me About My Personal History
I'm a Samantha. No, not that Samantha, but American Girl Samantha Parkington, of Mount Bedford, New York.That may surprise some readers, who might wonder how a nerdy Filipina girl feels kinship
How Racism and Patriarchy Is Taught at School
Here’s the problem: our misinformed students turn into our lawmakers.
How Well Do You Know History—As Taught in Musical Theatre?
From Argentinian presidents in Evita to U.S. Assassins, test your history in musical theatre knowledge with this quiz!
Myth Busting: How Reading is Taught in Waldorf Schools
Sarah Baldwin, a seasoned Waldorf early childhood teacher, explains how reading is taught in Waldorf education, and dispels common misconceptions about late
Lessons in Emirati values, manners and traditions to be taught at school
Lessons in Emirati values, manners and traditions, or 'sanaa', will be included in all school curriculums next year to ensure pupils better understand history and heritage.
How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools?
The power of connected learning expands the classroom to infinity and beyond, but students still need a teacher’s guidance.
What if Schools Taught Kindness?
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Why business skills should be taught in school
We should start teaching our children business skills in schools. Why? Because, from business skills come life skills. What’s the best way to do it? As the Fiver Challenge has proven, marrying education and real-life experience is the way forward I love receiving letters. Call me old-fashioned, but it's such a nice and personal gesture. My favourites are letters from excited children who have shown great…