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I teach an eighth Grade Social Studies class in rural North Carolina. Although the state curriculum requires the teaching of NC history, there is also a sizable requirement for U.S. history. Many of our students are not exposed to cultural differences in a positive way. I believe that the availability of a class set of the book Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen would enhance my students' knowledge of history, as well as provide them with an opportunity to critically appraise the information that is presented in the average textbook. Of particular interest in this request are the chapters on Christopher Columbus, Native Americans, and the Civil War. This experience would involve some in class reading the material and a comparison between the information provided in the book with that provided by the text. Students will learn not only the need to look at all angles of historical "problems," but critical thought processes necessary for becoming functioning citizens within our society. I would personally be able to reach 112 students per year with this project. Students would become more aware of the forces that have shaped our country and learn to appraise the content of any material for its validity, not just that of history.
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