History News Article: "Public History and Civics Education" (HN 2021, 76 #1)
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History News Article
Title: "Public History and Civics Education" by K. Allison Wickens
Issue: History News 2021 Volume 76, #1
Description: This article demonstrates the important role history can play in civics education and shows how the public history field can help teachers incorporate historical context and thinking skills in civics lessons to prepare students for informed participation in government. Wickens first establishes the historical importance of civics education to the survival of American democracy and the value of history in our present-day civics classrooms and then addresses how historians can provide for teachers and learners, from highlighting how local communities engage in governance to developing interactive games.
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About History News
History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.
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