Points of View vs. Historical Bias: Recognizing Bias in Texts about Native Americans

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This excellent integrated thematic unit allows students to analyze textbook material, change the identified bias, and change how they learn history.

 

“Most modern textbook authors,” Supahan writes, “still tend to follow the 1925 American Legion standards for the ideal textbook.” These standards include inspiring patriotism, “optimistically” portraying history, dwelling on failures only for a “moral lesson,” and speaking chiefly of success. Beginning with a suggested introductory discussion about history textbooks, perspective and bias, this excellent integrated thematic unit provides an opportunity for students to analyze textbook material, alter written texts to change the identified bias, and change the way they learn history.  Recommended for grades 4-7

 

 

Author: Sarah Sypahan

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1999

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various California tribes