N.J. high school adjusts history curriculum to meet state standards

12/9/2013 | New Jersey Hills Media Group

Changes are coming to the history curriculum at Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey, with U.S. history I and II moving to the sophomore and junior years while a new world history course will be offered to freshmen -- all changes that have sparked debate among some social studies teachers. Modern European history will continue as an elective for sophomores. School Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett said the changes are necessary to meet state curriculum standards calling for five credits in world history and two years of U.S. history.

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