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National History Test Results Aren't Too Hot, But Could You Pass the Exams?

According to a new national report card, only 9 percent of fourth graders could identify Abraham Lincoln and give two reasons why he's important.

When it comes to history, are you smarter than a fourth grader? The just-released results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress U.S. History 2010 Report Card show that of 30,000 students tested in 2010, only 20 percent of fourth graders, 17 percent of eighth graders, and 12 percent of seniors are proficient in American history. Federal officials celebrated a slight increase in scores for eighth graders since 2006, and scores for all grade levels are higher than they were in 1994, but only 2 percent of 12th graders correctly answered a question about Brown v. Board of Education, and only 9 percent of fourth graders could identify a photograph of Abraham Lincoln and give two reasons why he's important.

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Homeschool: Become an Expert on Paul Revere

We owe it to Sarah Palin to get our history on Revere right. These three YouTube videos will help you out.

Did Paul Revere actually warn the British? Was it one if by land, two if by sea, or the other way around? It's no secret that Americans are pretty uninformed about our history. But, thanks to Sarah Palin, we all have the chance to give ourselves a little refresher course on the midnight ride. In this week's edition of Homeschool, we take a little three-step YouTube journey to help us learn just what happened with Revere on April 18, 1775.

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