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Is Social Studies History?

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Is Social Studies History? For centuries, school was about reading and writing and 'rithmatic. Today, under "No Child Left Behind," we test math and reading proficiency but what about subjects like history or social studies? Aren't they just as important - particularly in a democracy? What is the future of an America ignorant of its own history or how the government works? We talk about the social and political impact of social studies. Guests Dr. Tina Heafner - Associate Professor and social studies program coordinator at UNC Charlotte Amy Good - Associate Professor of Education at UNC Charlotte Paul Fitchett - Assistant Professor of Education at UNC Charlotte Add and read comments