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  • Their Own Set Of Rules And Regulations
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    To understand history, you must grasp how your everyday view of the world developed, how it was created by the reality of the people who lived before you. It took 1000 years to evolve the modern way of looking at things, and to really understand where you are today, you must take yourself back to the year 1000 and then move forward through the entire millennium experientially, as though you actually lived through the whole period yourself in a single lifetime". (Redfield, 1994) I have chosen to ...
  • New History Class About Columbus
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    When you read an elementary or high school history book you get the same general idea. In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. These books have to follow the standards called National History Guidelines. Should we change these guidelines to reveal the not so hidden facts about history? This topic is very controversial. There are many reasons why and why not we should teach by the History Guidelines. Using them means controlling children's minds, however without them we could raise ne...
  • Twelve Different History Textbooks
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    James Loewen wrote the book "Lies My Teacher Told ME" to help the students of the United States become aware of their true history. This book attempts to show how and why American history has been taught the way it has without regard for the truth. Mr. Loewen had compared twelve different history textbooks they are: The Great Republic, The American Way, Land of Promise, Rise of the American Nation, Challenge of Freedom, American Adventures, Discovering American History, The American Tradition, L...
  • Plain Area And Some Desert Areas
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    An average history student's depiction of the Wild West or frontier life during the 1870's would consist of a cowboy hero who is fighting a villain that is usually Native American. This depiction is a stereotype that resulted from such television shows like Bonanza during the 1950's and novels. The images portrayed in these items are passed on from generation to generation thus changing the perception of a history student today. A book that has both stereotypical qualities yet factual content is...
  • Students To The European Revolution
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    Course Outline Description of the course This course introduces students to the events that shaped the Civilization of Western countries, their causes and their consequences. It also describes the age of Enlightenment, what led to it and the key events that were marked in that period. The French revolution, its causes, key players and consequences have been described in detail. The last topic to be covered in this course is the first major war the world ever experienced, World War One, its cause...
  • World War II
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    World War II As a class full of college history students when they think WWII began and a plethora of answers should be expected. Ask a class full of high school history students the same question and expect an even broader response World War II is usually dated by historians to have begun on Sept. 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Era 8 in Bring History Alive covers the Great Depression to WWII. As with most presentations on history, it is hard to present detailed accounts of causes and cons...

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