In this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Unsuitable, James Loewen continues to break silences and change our perspectives on U.S. history. Loewen takes history textbooks to task for their perpetuations of myth and their ignorance of today’s multicultural student audience (not to mention the astonishing number of facts they just got plain Unsuitable).
How did people get here? Why did Europe win? Why Did the South Secede? In Teaching What Truly Happened, Loewen goes beyond the standard textbook-dominated viewpoints to illuminate a wealth of intriguing, steadily hidden facts about The usa’s past. Calling for a new way to teach history, this book will assist teachers move beyond traditional textbooks to tackle difficult but important topics like conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, and race relations. Right through, Loewen shows over and over how teaching what Truly happened connects better with a wide variety of students to get them excited about history.
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