Social studies stall

Teachers have used the recent refugee crisis in Europe as an “excuse” to get students to look at maps.

In spite of the current deluge of school testing, scores in geography, civics and US history have been flat in recent years.

Educators say the push for higher achievement in math and reading have meant less time for subjects like social studies.

With the shrinkage of our world through the Internet and life in a global economy, social studies deserves to be a top priority.


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