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Why American Students Know So Little American History and What We Can Do About It
Commonwealth Education Organization
October 6, 2005
Introduction to the sources of the problem
The study of US history in K-12 has traditionally served two significant purposes, one academic, the other civic. It has been the major source for civic education, promoting both knowledge of this country's political principles, processes, and institutions and allegiance to them-i.e., the basis for US citizenship. Over the past 100 years, however, there has been a steady decline in the teaching of history through the grades. To view the rest of the story click here.