Teacher Stories
Teacher Stories
Oct 27, 2021
History Education, Civics, and Student Advocacy - Seeking Common Ground
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Guests representing diverse political perspectives find some common ground on these controversial questions:

- What does high-quality history and civics education look like in a democratic society?
- What should teachers, particularly those who teach history and civics, be teaching our children?
- Do new state laws, like HB3979 in Texas and SB623 in Tennessee, that restrict what teachers can talk about with their students strengthen or weaken our democracy?  
- Should students learn about civics by solving real problems and working with government representatives?
 
Guests include:
- Ace Parsi, Director of Outreach and Engagement for Educating for American Democracy
- Amber Northern, Senior Vice President for Research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Danny Diaz, Director of UCLA's History-Geography Project and a former high school history teacher
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