PublicHistoryRoundtable The Texas Social Studies Standards Experience: What Can We Learn?

AHA Session 37
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom III (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Patricia Nelson Limerick, University of Colorado Boulder and vice president, AHA Teaching Division
From Culture War to Social Studies Circus
Keith A. Erekson, University of Texas at El Paso

Session Abstract

This session explores the recent process of social studies standards review in Texas.  Presenters will reflect on the implications of these curricular changes for historians, teachers, and the society at large.  They will also discuss what the controversy surrounding the new standards has revealed about the status of history in public discourse, and what historians and others have been doing to mitigate problems in the standards and in the revision process itself.

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