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5 High-Denomination Bills Not Being Printed

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What ever happened to the $100,000 bill?

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Daylight Saving Time 2012: Why and When Does It Begin?

Daylight Saving Time 2012: Why and When Does It Begin? | american history and civics | Scoop.it
Why do we spring forward Sunday? Should daylight savings be abolished? Get the facts—and a few controversial takes on changing time.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Old West

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Explore 10 true stories of the Wild West, some of them stranger than fiction.

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Letter: Schools downplay American history - Newsday

Letter: Schools downplay American history - Newsday | american history and civics | Scoop.it
Letter: Schools downplay American history
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American history educators are surely celebrating with your op-ed "Our embarrassing ignorance of history" [Opinion, July 5].
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The Curious Creation (and Unintended Consequences) of the Electoral College

The Curious Creation (and Unintended Consequences) of the Electoral College | american history and civics | Scoop.it

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Who Actually Votes in America?

Who Actually Votes in America? | american history and civics | Scoop.it

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:12 PM

This infographic shows statistics of who shows up to vote in the U.S. What do you think would be the most effective way to increase voter turnout? And why should we care who votes in America?

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Study Finds ‘Troubling’ Lack of U.S. History Knowledge | Heartlander Magazine

Study Finds ‘Troubling’ Lack of U.S. History Knowledge | Heartlander Magazine | american history and civics | Scoop.it

Comedian Jay Leno periodically devotes a few minutes of his TV show to “jaywalking” segments, where he and his camera crew take to the streets and quiz passersby about basic historical facts. Most interviewees embarrass themselves by not knowing, for example, the name of the first U.S. president.

 

Leno’s comical surveys hint at a real problem: The gaping hole in average U.S. history knowledge. The Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank, recently published a paper, “Shortchanging the Future: The Crisis of History and Civics in American Schools,” addressing this issue and where it starts—schools.  

 

 to college.

 

Learn more:
“Shortchanging the Future: The Crisis of History and Civics in American Schools,” Pioneer Institute, April 2013: http://heartland.org/policy-documents/shortchanging-future-crisis-history-and-civics-american-schools. ;

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Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, July 16, 2013 6:22 PM

It's funny. But also, tragic. And dangerous.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:29 PM

The knowledge, or lack of I should say, of the average American about America is frightening!

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FITSKO: Keep the American story alive - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

FITSKO: Keep the American story alive - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise | american history and civics | Scoop.it
FITSKO: Keep the American story alive Seguin Gazette-Enterprise His point is well-taken as he is joined by many others who feel students are being shortchanged in their study of American history (and civics) in favor of English, math and...
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