Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me: Introduction & Hero-Making

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED:

Loewen, James W. (2008). Lies my teacher told me: Everything your American history textbook got wrong. New York: New Press.

Explain Loewen’s thesis of his introduction:

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS:

Why does Loewen argue that making historical characters into heroes is bad for students and history? what’s his rationale?

What is the truth about Helen Keller’s political ideology?

What ideological reasons does Loewen cite for why textbooks exclude Keller’s full story?

What is the truth about President Woodrow Wilson?

What are the ideological implications of hero-izing all presidents?

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