Teaching What Really Happened: How To Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History By James Loewen
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vaughn davis bornet - 12/4/2009
Briefly just now. Is all this about secondary school textbooks?
I will withhold any comment until I know whether major college/university texts are what these remarks and the book are addressing.
Appreciated the author's comments in the past, by the way.
Vaughn Davis Bornet Ashland, Oregon
Jonathan Dresner - 12/3/2009
I'll have to take a look at it. I've used Wineburg's Historical Thinking in Historiography before -- most of my students were planning to go on to teach, and the same is true of my students now -- and it really gets people talking. It brings up all the old traumas of badly taught history classes, which we all vow never to inflict on our own students....
James W Loewen - 12/3/2009
What I (the author) would like to see here, your patience permitting, will be comments from those of you who have already read "Teaching What Really Happened," and/or who may plan to use it in teacher ed. courses, or to plan better ways to teach K-12 U.S. History. Negative reviews too, if courteous and useful. I'm always tryin' to learn....
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