College Board Rewrites Advanced Placement U.S. History Standards and History Itself | Heartlander Magazine

History is essentially the record of men and women making important decisions under pressure and with imperfect knowledge of what lies ahead. It tells us what people decided to do and how their decisions worked out. In the past few decades, academic historians have created several “new” kinds of history: history playing up abstract social and economic forces; history “from below,” concentrating on people who had little power and who were often victimized by others; and history as the story of triumphant social movements and ideologies.

Source: College Board Rewrites Advanced Placement U.S. History Standards and History Itself | Heartlander Magazine

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