I question whether history teachers (myself included) do enough to provide students with relevant skills, easily and obviously transferable to the real world.
Hennessey and McConnell’s work represents some of the best of what comics and graphic novels can do for education.
One has to be empathetic to everybody. This doesn’t mean one has to excuse or explain everything. You have to explain, but you don’t have to excuse.
For too long, the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam hasn’t really been a “history test.” I do take some comfort in next year’s changes.