There are lies in your children's textbooks. In their storybooks. On their television shows. And they're not just differences of opinion, casualties of what's scoffed at as pandering "political correctness." They're lies exposed by first-hand accounts, primary documents and undeniable research. From the myth of Columbus to the Iraq war, the certifiable events of history are constantly obscured by blind patriotism, capitulation to patriarchal biases and "feel-good" lessons...all of which strip history of the drama, passion and vitality it possesses. It's little wonder students list history as one of their most disliked subjects when they're getting fed watered-down factoids!
Through highlighting example after example, author James Loewen gives a passionate plea to teach history well--both for posterity and students' sakes. With an ardent love for unadulterated truth, Lies my Teacher Told Me is a powerful read that will make you examine each textbook twice! 444 indexed pages, softcover.