After 25 years of bitter dispute over a million-dollar project to create a national standard for teaching U.S. history, two federal education agencies unveiled their latest effort to design a guideline on what history and civic content should be taught in all American schools, and the best way to teach it.

In the beginning of November, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the U.S. Department of Education announced that they had awarded $650,000 to iCivics, a civic education provider that would work with prominent university partners to issue a “roadmap” to guide teachers, schools, districts, and states on the best strategies and practices when they design their history and civic programs for K-12 students.

“Educating for American Democracy is an effort to provide

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