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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History on Secret Service Changes

(CNN) — Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after it was revealed that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously … Continue reading

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Controversies re-emerge in fight over Texas textbooks

San Francisco Chronicle slideshow and story quotes Dedman College history professor Kathleen Wellman while highlighting 15 big issues in Texas textbook debate READ MORE  

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Dedman College experts address controversial content proposed for Texas’ new public school textbooks

DALLAS (SMU) — SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty members Ron Wetherington, Kathleen Wellman, David Brockman and Edward Countryman are speaking out about what they see as “flawed” and “distorted” textbooks being considered for Texas classrooms. Wetherington, Wellman … Continue reading

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Edward Countryman, History, helps find flaws in social studies textbooks

Dallas Morning News Four years after State Board of Education members clashed over U.S. history standards for Texas schools, publishers are facing criticism from multiple groups over new textbooks and e-books based on those standards. The Texas Freedom Network, an … Continue reading

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Alexis McCrossen, History, Apple watch will need a social revolution

Wired …With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and company are now hoping to push us through a similar social revolution. And because that’s such an enormous task, it too may be a flop—at least initially. Alexis McCrossen, a Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History and Dedman College professor in Washington Times

Washington Times: …“I think people are remarkably flippant. Neither side thinks this is actually going to happen,” said Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “In recent years it seems the rhetoric has increased … Continue reading

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Three SMU history scholars receive 2013-14 book prizes

Three SMU history scholars recently won prestigious awards for books honed during their time at the University. “These recognitions confirm that the Clements Department of History – through its graduate program and research institute ­– continues to lead the way … Continue reading

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Lance R. Blyth receives Weber-Clements prize for his examination of “communities of violence” in northern Mexico

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The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Event- Feb., 25. 6pm Jones Hall of Meadows Museum Presented by Sabri Ates. When most people think of the World War I, they generally think of trench warfare on the Western Front in France. However, it has been estimated that … Continue reading

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