Discuss strategies to improve history education in our schools with people coming at it from different perspectives on Tuesday, July 7 at 12 noon (Eastern) in a Google Hangout co-hosted by the National Assessment Governing Board and the American Historical Association. It’s in response to the latest results of the Nation’s Report Card, which shows that many students lack a strong understanding of our nation’s history (as seen in the chart, scores have been flat for the past twenty years, and the conversation will explore ways that students can become more engaged and informed. Hmm, can historic sites and house museums play a role?
- Jim Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association
- Chasidy White, history and geography teacher at Brookwood (Ala.) Middle School and member of the National Assessment Governing Board
- Judith Gradwohl, MacMillan associate director for education and public engagement at the National Museum of American History
- Libby O’Connell, chief historian at the History channel
- Frank Valadez, executive director of the Chicago Metro History Education Center
and the conversation will be moderated by Jessica Brown, contributing writer at Education Week.
To register or for more information, visit Why History Matters at the National Assessment Governing Board.
This is a great idea, Max. Thanks for posting. Hope the history communications folks and those involved with the history relevance effort are aware of it. One pleasant surprise from the description alone: The History Channel employs a historian! It would be a very bold move on their part, but they should consider involving her in their programming.