Lies My Teacher Told Me

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 162097455X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2396

“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times in the summer of 2006. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

What Your History Books Got Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595589859

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 1861

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition

Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620974851

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8360

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children’s writer who adapted Howard Zinn’s bestseller A People’s History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen’s beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their “authors.” Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen’s lively, provocative telling of American history is a “counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past” (The Nation). This streamlined young readers’ edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Kolumbus' Erbe

Wie Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen die Ozeane überquerten und die Welt von heute schufen

Author: Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364403771X

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 4050

«Das beste Sachbuch des Jahres.» TIME Die Entdeckung Amerikas war für das Leben auf unserem Planeten das folgenreichste Ereignis seit dem Aussterben der Dinosaurier. Denn: Millionen Jahre waren die Hemisphären weitgehend voneinander isoliert gewesen. Mit Kolumbus traten sie in einen Austausch. Menschen und Pflanzen, Tiere und Krankheiten gelangten per Schiff in neue Lebensräume und schufen eine Welt, in der nichts blieb, wie es einmal gewesen war. Das hatte auch gravierende politische Konsequenzen: Der «kolumbische Austausch» trug mehr als alles andere dazu bei, dass Europa zur Weltmacht aufstieg und China verdrängte. Charles C. Mann zeichnet ein spannendes Panorama dieser Vorgänge, das Kontinente und Jahrhunderte umfasst. Ein großartiges Lesevergnügen für alle Wissensdurstigen! «Herausragend.» The New York Times «Ein faszinierendes und vielschichtiges Buch, das auf vorbildliche Weise sprechende Fakten mit gutem Geschichtenerzählen vereint.» The Washington Post

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers

Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620974698

Category: Indians of North America in textbooks

Page: 256

View: 5160

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important--and successful--history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

The True History of the War for Southern Independence

Author: Clyde Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692613283

Category:

Page: 38

View: 9691

In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entire South-its people, culture, history, customs, both past and present-has been and continues to be lied about and demonized by the unholy trinity of the American establishment: Academia, Hollywood, and the Media. In the midst of the anti-South hysteria currently infecting the American psyche-the banning of flags, charges of hate and "racism," the removal and attempted removal of Confederate monuments, the renaming of schools, vandalism of monuments and property displaying the Confederate Battle Flag, and even physical assaults, albeit rarely at present, on people who display the symbols of the South-Shotwell Publishing offers this unapologetic, unreconstructed, pro-South book with the hope that it will reach those who are left that are not afraid to question the sanity of this cultural purge and the veracity of its narrative concerning the South. This title is enrolled in Kindle MatchBook. FREE if print edition is purchased on Amazon.

Marconis magische Maschine

ein Genie, ein Mörder und die Erfindung der drahtlosen Kommunikation

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502150084

Category:

Page: 447

View: 359

Befreit

Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 6042

Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

The Principles of Economics

Some Lies My Teacher Told Me

Author: Lawrence Boland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134827369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4568

This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic.

The Truth about Columbus

A Subversively True Poster Book for a Dubiously Celebratory Occasion

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565840089

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 9447

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

Lies Across America

What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586768

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 727

In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me

Music Theory for Grownups

Author: Gerald Eskelin

Publisher: Stage Three Publishing

ISBN: 9781886209251

Category: Music

Page: 168

View: 1952

A number of musical misconceptions are explored and exploded in this humorous and lucid discussion of the relation between the human perception of music and traditional systems of music education. Drawing on his extensive background in the music world, the author marshals an informal yet rigorous logic to guide the reader through the practical experiences and careful thinking that led him to his conclusions. Updated and refined in the light of reader feedback and more recent thinking, nagging questions such as Why does formal musical training seem not to pertain to musical success? and Why is there such a dramatic disparity between what one is told about music and how one actually experiences it? are re-addressed. Seekers of musical truth stand to profit from this light-hearted assault on the more nebulous assumptions of the musical community.

Die Sache mit dem Glück

Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644310513

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1021

New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Matthew Quick hat nach «Silver Linings» eine witzige und zärtliche Geschichte über Glück, Familie, Freundschaft, Trauer, Akzeptanz und Richard Gere geschrieben. Bartholomew hat immer bei seiner Mutter gelebt. Als sie stirbt, muss er plötzlich allein zurechtkommen. Aber das sagt sich so leicht. Bartholomew ist 39. Beim Aufräumen ihres Schlafzimmers findet er einen Brief von Richard Gere wieder. Darin ruft der Hollywoodstar zum Boykott der Olympischen Spiele in Peking auf, wegen Tibet. Der Brief muss Mom viel bedeutet haben, sonst hätte sie ihn nicht in ihrer Unterwäscheschublade aufbewahrt. Nun versteht Bartholomew auch, warum sie ihn in ihren letzten Tagen, als sie schon sehr durcheinander war, immer nur «Richard» genannt hat. Er beschließt, dem Schauspieler Briefe zu schreiben. Über Moms Theorie vom Glück, über Außerirdische, Buddhismus und die Liebe zu Katzen. Und über die junge Bibliothekarin, die er schon seit Jahren einmal ansprechen möchte. Bis jetzt hat Richard Gere noch nicht geantwortet, aber Bartholomew ist sicher, er wird ihm bei seinem Neuanfang helfen. Ein höchst unterhaltsamer und inspirierender Roman, der einen über die Gründe des Universums nachgrübeln und über die Kraft der Güte und der Liebe staunen lässt. Graeme Simsion, der Autor des Bestsellers «Das Rosie-Projekt», urteilte: «Die Sache mit dem Glück ist genau das, was ich von Matthew Quick erwartet habe: originell, fesselnd, erhebend.» 2015 wird der Roman in den USA von Jonathan Dayton und Valerie Faris verfilmt, den doppelten Oscar-Gewinnern des Erfolgsfilms «Little Miss Sunshine».

Tag und Nacht und auch im Sommer

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641118670

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3527

Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jahre als Lehrer Dreißig Jahre lang hat Frank McCourt, der Amerikaner mit der unglücklichen irischen katholischen Kindheit, in New Yorker Schulen unterrichtet. Jetzt erzählt er, was er von seinen insgesamt zwölftausend Schülern gelernt hat – als Lehrer, als Geschichtenerzähler, als Schriftsteller. Ein Buch, wie man es liebt, aber selten findet: voll Witz und Charme, voll Verzweiflung, Ironie und Lebensweisheit.

Teaching What Really Happened

How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771244

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 7965

In this follow-up to his landmark bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Loewen goes beyond the usual textbook-dominated curriculum to illuminate a wealth of intriguing, often hidden facts about America’s past. Calling for a new way to teach history, this book offers teachers specific ideas for how to get students excited about history, how to get them to DO history, and how to help them read critically. It will specifically help teachers tackle difficult but important topics like the American Indian experience, slavery, and race relations. Throughout, Loewen shows how “teaching what really happened” not only connects better with all kinds of students, it better prepares those students to be tomorrow’s citizens. Book features: A refreshingly candid assessment of the pitfalls and potential of American history education.Ideas from teachers across the country who are empowering students with the real story of America’s history.Strategies for teaching historiography and incorporating project-oriented, self-learning.Specific chapters dedicated to the five content topics usually taught particularly badly in today’s schools. James W. Loewen is the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and Lies Across America. He taught race relations for twenty years at the University of Vermont and gives workshops for teacher groups around the United States. He has been an expert witness in more than 50 civil rights, voting rights, and employment cases. “James Loewen's new book should be in the hands of every history teacher in the country. It is not only a devastating critique of how our nation's history has been taught in our schools, but also a wonderful guide to how the teaching of history can open up minds, excite the imagination, and educate a new generation dedicated to making this a better world.” —Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States “Loewen’s candid and revealing descriptions of institutional racism in U.S. society and in textbooks are not presented to make students cynical or disempowered, but to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed to attain agency and to act to create a better world.” —From the Series Foreword by James A. Banks, Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle; Past President of the the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) • James Loewen, recipient of the 2012 “Spirit of America Award” from the National Council for the Social Studies • James Loewen, recipient of the 2012 “Cox-Johnson-Frazier Major Award” from the American Sociological Association • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist in Education, 2010

Invisible Armies

The Impact of Disease on American History

Author: Howard N. Simpson

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Diseases

Page: 239

View: 773

Explores the neglected role disease has played in American history, posing the novel idea that susceptibility to sickness has meant weakness in war, from the first colonizations to the Civil War

Geschichtsmythen über Hispanoamerika

Entdeckung, Eroberung und Kolonisierung in deutschen und österreichischen Schulbüchern des 21. Jahrhunderts

Author: Roland Bernhard

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847102044

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 2754

Das Thema Hispanoamerika ist in deutschen und österreichischen Geschichtsschulbüchern aus dem ersten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts massiv von populären Geschichtsmythen geprägt, was eine große Kluft zwischen Schulbuchdiskurs und Fachwissenschaft zur Folge hat. Teilweise gelangten die Mythen - wie beispielsweise die Erzählung über die von Kolumbus überwundene vermeintlich flache Erde des Mittelalters - erst im 20. Jahrhundert in die Lehrwerke, was anhand einer Analyse von Schulbüchern aus vier Jahrhunderten gezeigt werden kann. Die Mythen zu Hispanoamerika und ihre verschiedenen Basisannahmen waren für verschiedene Kollektive im Laufe der Geschichte wichtige Tradierungsbedürfnisse, wurden Teil des kollektiven Bewusstseins und unhinterfragt in deutsche und österreichische Schulbücher übernommen.