Lessons From History: Essential Understandings and Historical Perspectives Students Should Acquire: This 300-page volume by the Center's historians, curriculum leaders, and classroom teachers examine the case for history in the schools; identifies the great themes and "habits of the mind" that unify the study of history grades K-12; and sets forth the essential understandings and historical perspectives in U.S. and world history that students should have the opportunity to acquire by graduation from high school. Organized chronologically by major eras in U.S. and world history, this volume provides an important resource for teachers' use in lesson planning as well as an indispensable resource for curriculum planning, standards setting, and assessment in history at local, state, and national levels. All Grades.
Chapter 1: The Case for History in Our Schools
Chapter 2: Determining What History to Teach
Chapter 3: Essential Understandings in United States History (By Era)
Chapter 4: Essential Understandings in World History (By Era)