Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History

  title={Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History},
  author={James W. Loewen},
In this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong", Loewen once again takes history textbooks to task for their perpetuations of myth and their lack of awareness of today's multicultural student audience (not to mention the astonishing number of 'facts' they just got plain wrong). 'How did people get here?' 'Why did Europe win?' In "Teaching What Really Happened", Loewen goes beyond the usual textbook-dominated social… Expand
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