"Lies My Teacher Told Me"
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The paper analyzes the book; "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen. The paper quotes the author's analysis of the content and style of history books used in American classrooms. The paper examines the author's claim that these history books focus is on patriotic highlights of American history rather than fostering critical thinking skills.
From the Paper:""High school students hate history." So begins the powerful book; "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen, which seeks to establish the underlying reasons for why this statement is all too. As Loewen puts it; "Our situation is this: American history is full of fantastic and important stories. These stories have the power to spellbind audiences, even audiences of difficult seventh graders. Yet they sleep through the classes that present it." (Loewen introduction)"
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"Lies My Teacher Told Me" (2005, December 01) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/lies-my-teacher-told-me-73556/
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