World History Textbooks

Gilbert Sewall addressed the topic of teaching about the world after September 11. He outlined the 2004 American Textbook Council report,… read more

Gilbert Sewall addressed the topic of teaching about the world after September 11. He outlined the 2004 American Textbook Council report, “World History Textbooks: A Review,” that claims that recent American textbooks are "agents of geopolitical misinformation". He described what the leading textbooks say about the U.S. role in the world, Islam, and the efforts to combat terrorism. He also talked about what ideologies and interests shape curriculums, how world history and international relations are taught, and the strengths and weaknesses of how students are prepared to be responsible and informed citizens. Following Mr. Sewall’s presentation, Mr. Fonte and Professor Tierney offered additional opinions and commentary. Mr. Fonte discussed recent debates over curriculum guidelines and Mr. Tierney discussed feminism and peace studies textbooks. Adam Keiper moderated the discussion. close

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  • Fonte, John Director Hudson Institute->Center for American Common Culture
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 2, 2005
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Jul 9, 2005

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  • May 02, 2005 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2005 | 6:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2005 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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