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History Textbooks

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

Rebecca Klein

Texas Textbook Battle Heats Up With Claims Of Conservative Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Another battle could be brewing over Texas textbooks, this time because scholars say the proposed lessons distort history. New social studies books...

Missing From Presidents Day: The People They Enslaved

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

t may be uncomfortable to give up long-held and even meaningful beliefs that in many ways build both collective and personal identities. However, erasing enslaved African Americans from the White House and the presidency presents a false portrait of our country's history.

10 Years After: How Not to Teach About the Iraq War

Bill Bigelow | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Bill Bigelow

At least in a formal sense, our country's memories of war are to be found in school history textbooks. Exactly a decade after the U.S. invasion, those texts are indeed sending "messages" to young people about the meaning of the U.S. war in Iraq.

What High Schools Are Teaching Millenials About The War On Terror

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

What kids learn in school tends to change with the times, and some curricular regulations that are either antiquated or simply embedded in beliefs hav...

U.S. Students Bad At History? Error-Filled Textbooks Might Be Why

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Revised editions of two history textbooks in Virginia that were found to be erroneous last fall will be taken to universities across Virginia for publ...