How You Can Help

The breadth and depth of the advocacy work we undertake on behalf of historians and history students is unique among history organizations, but we can only continue these initiatives with your help. Join the AHA as a member or donate to the AHA’s Advocacy Fund to ensure we can continue these important and urgent efforts.

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AHA "Divise Concepts" in High School Classes around the Word - Saturday - January 7, 2023
Public Statements and Testimony

Statements, letters, and testimony opposing restrictions on history education and defending the integrity of state standards for K–12 social studies education.

American Lesson Plan: A Progress Report from the American Historical Association's  Mapping the Landscape of Secondary US History Education - Hilton
Education Research

Studying and reporting about high school history education to inform ongoing controversies about “divisive concepts” and related issues.

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Toolkits for History Departments

Helping history departments and their faculty, students, and administrators articulate the value of studying and majoring in history.

Congressional Briefings

Providing congressional staff, journalists, and other members of the policy community with historical context essential to understanding contemporary issues.

Support our Advocacy Efforts

If you believe honest and critical history plays a key role in public life, join the AHA as a member or donate to the AHA's Advocacy Fund to support our advocacy efforts.