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Lies My Teacher Told Me Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

James Loewen
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Topics for Discussion

Can what Loewen calls "heroification" be justified in the telling of history? Use any character from Lies My Teacher Told Me to illustrate your answer.

What is the method of "cognitive dissonance"? Describe it in terms of any character from Lies My Teacher Told Me and from your own life if you find you have used it.

How would you portray Abraham Lincoln if you were writing a textbook?

How would you handle slavery in Colonial American days if you were writing a textbook? Show how this differs from the standard treatment described in Lies My Teacher Told Me.

How would you handle Native American culture if you were writing a textbook? Show how this differs from the standard treatment described in Lies My Teacher Told Me.

Would you have filled in the percentages in Loewen's "Vietnam exercise" correctly? How does...

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