Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743296281

Category: Education

Page: 444

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Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
Categories: Education

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers

Beginning with pre-Columbian American history and then covering characters and events as diverse as Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history ...

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher:

ISBN: 162097469X

Category: Indians of North America in textbooks

Page: 256

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Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important--and successful--history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.
Categories: Indians of North America in textbooks

Teaching What Really Happened

Teaching What Really Happened

Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807759486

Category: Education

Page: 288

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James Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retelling of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled "Truth" that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery. Book Features: an up-to-date assessment of the potential and pitfalls of U.S. and world history education; information to help teachers expect, and get good performance from students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; strateiges for incorporating project-oriented self-learning, having students conduct online historical reserch, and teaching historiography; ideas from teachers across the country.
Categories: Education

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613706471

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 914

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history
Categories: History

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong James Loewen. ALSO BY JAMES W. LOEWEN Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black ...

Author: James Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595586537

Category: Education

Page: 444

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Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.
Categories: Education

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1595589856

Category: Education

Page: 57

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An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.
Categories: Education

System vs Culture North American Education and Society in the Balance

System vs  Culture  North American Education and Society in the Balance

Loewen, James W. (1995), Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, New Press, from the preface, pg. 2. Loewen, James W. (2007), Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got ...

Author: Frank Pace

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460242278

Category: Education

Page: 248

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For 160 years, North American children have been subject to compulsory schooling. Formal education has evolved some over that time, but the end result of said evolution is an educational system which is dysfunctional, inefficient, and ultimately incapable of delivering on its professed mandates. Frank Pace is an educator with years of diverse experience. In System vs. Culture: North American Education and Society in the Balance, he looks at the current state of compulsory North American education and sees a system in crisis. He examines the history of modern education and dissects the root causes of its profound dysfunction. System vs. Culture: North American Education and Society in the Balance offers some insight into how an alternative model of education might operate and how it would better serve the needs of a changing society and better achieve its purported goals. Frank Pace has many important things to say about the state of North American education. His arguments are persuasive and lucid and backed up by solid scholarship. While the topic is complicated he does a good job breaking it down in a way that is readable and compelling for both education professionals and anyone interested in education and learning.
Categories: Education

Lies Across America

Lies Across America

This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595586766

Category: History

Page: 480

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A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten enslaved persons’ uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.
Categories: History

Studied Ignorance

Studied Ignorance

James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised ed. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2007), p. 357. 7. Patrick Welsh, “How Schools are Destroying the Joy of Reading,” USATODAY.com, ...

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803246

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 158

View: 449

Despite concerted efforts from our educators, administrators, and government, American education continues to struggle. The author of this work argues that the decline can be traced to censored curricula, inaccurate textbooks, test-driven evaluations, and increasing poverty among the student population.
Categories: EDUCATION

The Truth about Columbus

The Truth about Columbus

Examines the truths and myths surrounding the voyages of Columbus, presenting an alternative history intended to differ from that offered in many school textbooks.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1565840089

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 621

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.
Categories: Education