Nevada panel adopts history guidelines





New guidelines for history education have been endorsed by a Nevada panel despite criticism from a conservative education activist that the standards are too vague.
The guidelines adopted Thursday by the state Council to Establish Academic Standards now go to the state Board of Education, which has final say.

Joe Enge, a former history teacher and Carson City school board member, argued that the new standards favor a thematic, big-ideas approach to history rather than teaching the subject chronologically. He said the new approach is "like constructing a roof without any walls or a foundation. It just doesn't work."


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