Monday, August 25, 2003

Reclaiming Social Studies
The Fordham Foundation released two reports on Social Studies education in our schools. These will not be loved by all; they seriously challenge the educational mainstream.
  • Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? offers eight looks at "Social Studies" vs. traditional history and civics education.
  • Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need to Know includes thoughts from 30 prominent thinkers. Also, they've published a pamphlet for parents: Six Questions to Ask on Back to School Night(pdf).
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