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Should be in the hands of every history teacher in the country.-- Howard ZinnJames Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retellings of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled Truth that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and the historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery.Book Features: An up-to-date assessment of the potential and pitfalls of U.S. and world history education. Information to help teachers expect, and get, good performance from students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Strategies for incorporating project-oriented self-learning, having students conduct online historical research, and teaching historiography. Ideas from teachers across the country who are empowering students by teaching what really happened. Specific chapters dedicated to five content topics usually taught poorly in today's schools.

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    In this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything YourAmerican History Textbook Got Wrong, Loewen once again takes history textbooks totask for their perpetuations of myth and their lack of awareness of todays multiculturalstudent audience (not to mention the astonishing number of facts they just got plainwrong). How did people get here? Why did Europe win? In Teaching What ReallyHappened, Loewen goes beyond the usual textbook-dominated social studies course toilluminate a wealth of intriguing, often hidden facts about Americas past. Calling for anew way to teach history, this book will help teachers move beyond traditional textbooksto tackle difficult but important topics like conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, andracial oppression.

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