An analysis of the controversy over material presented in history and social science textbooks in the United States.
# 94744 | 1,228 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on May 07, 2007 in Education (Curriculum) , English (Persuasive Writing) , Education (Social Issues) , Religion and Theology (General) , History (General)
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This paper discusses the controversy over history and social science textbooks that plague the United States. It discusses the issues that contribute to the controversy, such as religious or political concerns of teachers, politicians, religious organizations and parents. The paper suggests that in order to be educational, textbooks need to present the truth about history, whether the truth is pleasant or not.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cheney, Lynne V. 1994. The end of history. Wall Street Journal. 20 October 1994 .Evans, R. W., & Pang, V. O. (1995). National Standards for United States History: the Storm of Controversy Continues. Social Studies, 86(6), 270-274.
- Faulconer, T., & Freeman, A. C. (2005). Teachers, Classroom Controversy and the Media. Social Education, 69(6), 323+.
- Garvey, J. (1995, December 15). The Earth Is Flat: My Textbook Says So. Commonweal, 122, 7+.
- Heritage Foundation (2006). http://www.heritage.org/.
- Limbaugh, R. 1994. Text from the Rush Limbaugh television show, October 28, 1994 .
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