A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

| November 13, 2019

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Social studies has been a pillar of K-12 curriculum in the U.S. for a century, but its roots stretch back much farther. We took a closer look at this interdisciplinary field, whose evolution is itself a window into American history.

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