Educators to examine wars simplified by textbooks

Historians in the News

OXFORD — A select group of 30 kindergarten through 12th grade educators from across the country will spend July 18-24 with Miami University Distinguished Professor of History Andrew Cayton and Fred Anderson, professor of history at University of Colorado, Boulder, focusing on the events of the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War — three wars overlooked or simplified by many textbooks.

This weeklong seminar, “New Perspectives on American Wars, 1750-1865,” to be held on Miami’s campus, will encourage teachers to reconsider the significance of wars of the time and reframe their perspectives of these crises as they continue to influence American political culture to the present day.

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