Virtual Event | American Lesson Plan: Mapping the Landscape of Secondary US History Education

American Lesson Plan: Mapping the Landscape of Secondary US History Education
Thursday, March 14, 2 p.m. ET
 
"What are schoolchildren being taught about our nation's history?!" Among education reformers and activists, the question raises alarm, often grounded in broad assumptions about the possibility for politics to shape what happens in the classroom. About two years ago, the American Historical Association decided to take the question more literally. In the multistage Mapping the Landscape of Secondary US History Education project, an AHA research team set out to describe the contours of a vast and varied terrain—an empirical grounding for ongoing debates and deliberations about the teaching of the American past.
 
After a year and a half of interviewing social studies administrators, surveying US history teachers, coding state legislation, and appraising district-level curricula, the research team has some answers. In this session, moderated by K–12 history teacher Katharina Matro(Walter Johnson High Sch.), historians Nick Kryczka, Whit Barringer, and Scot McFarlane share their research from the field—and engage webinar participants in a discussion of how history's civic function in K–12 education is faring in a polarized moment.
 
Register: This online event is free and open to the public.Registration is required. Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and view the recording on the AHA's YouTube channel after the event.
 
This online event is part of AHA Learn, a new series focused on teaching and learning in history. Questions about this event can be emailed to AHA staff at ahaonline@historians.org