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Lies My Teacher Told Me

Professor James Loewen described how his recent book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,… read more

Professor James Loewen described how his recent book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, published by The New Press, resulted from two years of research at the Smithsonian Institution studying twelve popular high school history textbooks. It focuses on how these books omit certain events and gloss over others to mythologize American history. He points out that this homogenization alienates minorities and others by making history extremely uninteresting. In addition to criticism, he also provides remedies to make textbooks and teaching methods more useful and appealing to students. close

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Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 26, 1995 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 27, 1995 | 6:03am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 26, 1995 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 26, 1995 | 11:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 27, 1995 | 2:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 27, 1995 | 6:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
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