Re: Massachusetts History & Social Science Frameworks revisions

I welcome comments like Linda Morse's on standards.

Yes, it seems that there is no acknowledgement that the common good is contested ground as Keith Barton and Linda Levstik have written about in their _Teaching History for the Common Good_: https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-History-Common-Keith-Barton/dp/0805839313

Yes, it seems that the new Frameworks seem to take no notice of changes brought by the historical thinking movement. Or, as many simple seem to know it SHEG: https://sheg.stanford.edu/

Massachusetts History & Social Science Frameworks revisions

I am reviewing the proposed changes to the Massachusetts frameworks and am deeply concerned about several aspects.  The vision statement at the beginning of the document does not mention improving student knowledge of history nor does it mention helping students to learn effective ways to interpret the past.  Also, the vision statement needs to be a measurable document if vision is synonomous with mission?  How can we measure "promote the ideals of equality, justice, liberty, and the common good?"  Throughout the document there are references to the "common good" which may have extremely di

Deadline Approaching: 2018 HOTCUS Conference, Cambridge, UK

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) 2018 Annual Conference: Call for Papers - Deadline 2nd February
 
Madingley Conference Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 13-15 June 2018
 
Plenary Speaker: Brooke L. Blower (Boston University, editor of Modern American History)
 
Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) is delighted to request paper and panel proposals for our 2018 annual conference.

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