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Site Review: National Council for History Education

history educationSite URL: NCHE.net

Content: The National Council for History Education provides outstanding professional development opportunities, as well as access to a wide range of historical organizations, thought-provoking annual conferences, free publications and information on critical national and local educational issues.

Design: The NCHE site’s design is very basic—there isn’t a whole lot going on with its pages apart from a few images and a bunch of text. Since the site is largely informational, this is understandable. The design balances text with large, albeit sporadic, images and different text styles.

NCHEReview: Nationally known scholars, master teachers and education specialists, as well as museums and various archives, regularly contribute articles to NCHE, making it a tremendous resource for history educators.

This is also the place to learn more about the History Colloquium, NCHE’s professional development program. The NCHE also provides PD specific to the Common Core State Standards.

For those who would like to get involved in history-education advocacy, the NCHE provides a path. For example, much of the emphasis over the last several years has been upon the funding future of the Teaching American History Grants program administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Bottom Line:  Much of the content here is informational, but history educators will love this site’s great PD and advocacy opportunities.

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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