Lies My Teacher Told Me Analysis

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Taking Responsibility For Education Students rely on a number of things in their pursuit of a higher education; teachers, accredited institutions, and textbooks containing correct information. James Loewen, who wrote Lies My Teacher Told Me, brings up concerns for students stating US History lower-learning textbooks are not equipped with factual information. In Loewen’s text he brings to light some very significant US events he believes are not factual. When we think of studying history we think about learning specific dates, events, or wars that impacted our country. Not many people stop to question if the information they are reading or being taught is factual. While the events Loewen points out may have some discrepancies in US History lower-learning textbooks; this does not mean all textbooks are incorrect. If anyone were to research any single US historical event he would end up finding out information he may have not been privy to through textbooks. Keep in mind, to incorporate every detail into one United States (US) History textbook is an unfathomable task. Students wouldn’t be able to carry the textbook and it would take years for teachers to deliver them information to him. A college student is able to focus his studies on a specific subject or event instead of a broader…show more content…
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