A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

Policy & Government

A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

from Newsela

Nov 11, 2019

A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

This article is part of the guide Social Studies: It's Time to ReInvest.

Social studies has been a pillar of K-12 curriculum in the U.S. for a century, but its roots stretch back much farther. We took a closer look at this interdisciplinary field, whose evolution is itself a window into American history.


Design credit: Erin Horlacher. Full sized image here.

Source Information: 1820s; 1898; 1960; 1916; 1921; 1929 / 1929; Late 40s - early 50s; Late 50s - early 70s / Late 50s - early 70s; 1965; 1980s; 1983; 1994; 1999; 2001; 2005; 2010; 2013; 2012 - 2018 / 2012 - 2018; 2020.

      

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