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Old 08-14-2014, 19:59   #29
Trapper John
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WD - Agree with your viewpoint on the problems (bias) of how history is taught, i.e. the politicization of history. Same thing happens in the field of science too, i.e the debate over global warming for example.

The only counter to this bias, IMO, is critical thinking and doing the primary research or at least secondary source research. History books are tertiary sources at best and are therefore very biased. Add to this the decision of school boards to make decisions of which bias is to be taught and you have a very confusing situation to unravel in the first place. So if you keep critical thinking skills out of the curriculum, you can be pretty sure that you will create the drones you want. And IMO that is exactly the direction we are heading in education.

I'd love to read what Richard and Sigaba have to say on that subject.
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