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Historical Literacy

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Teaching History: Open Thread

August 8, 2006 by ACTA|

There has been a lot of back and forth on this site about what it means to require college students to study U.S. history. Debate has centered on such questions as whether dates and facts matter as much… Continue Reading >>

RE: Repeating History

August 2, 2006 by Charles Mitchell|

Readers who enjoyed Erin's post on Arizona might also like the most recent article on our… Continue Reading >>

Repeating History

August 2, 2006 by ACTA|

It is an accepted and shameful fact that the majority of American college students are historically illiterate. According to a 2001 study by the National Center of Education Statistics, 57% of U.S. high… Continue Reading >>

D’Oh!; or, How’s Your Civic Knowledge?

March 2, 2006 by ACTA|

Can you name the freedoms protected by the First Amendment? Go here to see.

Then behold your place in a disturbing demographic… Continue Reading >>

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Ignorance

July 3, 2005 by ACTA|

In 2000, ACTA's report on historical illiteracy among American college students, Losing America's… Continue Reading >>

Home Is Where the History Is

June 22, 2005 by ACTA|

Writing for the L.A. Times, David Gelernter argues that "only… Continue Reading >>

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