Historians, social scientists debate best ways to teach the past

10/21/2003 | Christian Science Monitor, The

History advocates decry the interdisciplinary social studies curriculum as lightweight, ill-defined and lacking context, while social studies proponents worry about a return to rote memorization. As they debate what constitutes the best curriculum, educators from both sides worry that history and social studies textbooks have been "glitzed up and dumbed down."

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