The Monthly Assessment: History and Social Studies Education News Round-up for H-High-S

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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to The Monthly Assessment! H-High-S' monthly round-up of news headlines related to History and Social Studies Education.

With summer winding down and school back in session in many parts of the U.S., this first edition of The Monthly Assessment will look back at headlines from the Summer of 2019.

Did we miss an important story? Reply to this message! Want to make a contribution for the next edition? Email jjeffery@warnerpacific.edu.

Without further ado, here is our first assessment:

"Texas Students Will Learn That the Civil War Was About Slavery. Sort of.," Dallas Observer, August 13, 2019 https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-students-will-learn-slavery-civil-war-11726708

"Cisheteropatriarchy. Hxrstory. The language of ethnic studies, explained," Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2019 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-12/ethnic-studies-california-glossary

"Ethnic studies may soon be mandatory. Can California get it right?," Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2019 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-12/california-ethnic-studies-curriculum

"Four States Now Require Schools to Teach LGBT History," Education Week, August 12, 2019 - https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2019/08/four_states_now_require_schools_to_teach_lgbt_history.html

"Opinion: California’s ethnic studies time bomb explodes," The Orange County Register, August 12, 2019, https://www.ocregister.com/2019/08/12/californias-ethnic-studies-time-bomb-explodes/

"'In God We Trust' signs to greet Louisiana students in new school year," CNN, August 11, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/11/us/in-god-we-trust-louisiana-schools/index.html

"Kentucky high school drops 'Bible Literacy' course over constitutional concerns," Kentucky Courier-Journal, August 9, 2019 https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/08/09/kentucky-anderson-county-high-school-not-offer-bible-literacy-course-over-concerns/1952765001/

"‘Angry they haven’t learned it sooner,’ advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools," Chalkbeat, August 6, 2019. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2019/08/06/angry-they-havent-learned-it-sooner-advocates-want-more-lgbtq-curriculum-in-tennessee-schools/

"As White Supremacists Try to Remake History, Scholars Seek to Preserve the Record," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 5, 2019 https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-White-Supremacists-Try-to/246876/?fbclid=IwAR0v6un4uTxy5gCyNONMSyi20tR3_nnVzpgwS6cCgJH8ed4MTpOynha83F0

"South Dakota Public Schools Add 'In God We Trust' Signs To Walls," National Public Radio, July 25, 2019 https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/744909500/south-dakota-public-schools-add-in-god-we-trust-signs-to-walls?fbclid=IwAR3o-Kx_UQS4Q7eGJ1X9IT73PB59YC19_jzOZRpqc94y1sHoFGGkNJSPvMY

"When Your Final Exam Is Surviving the Wilderness," The Atlantic, June 5, 2019 https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/06/alaskan-science-class-exam-wilderness-survival/590890/