History

By Use this text book :

 

James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got

Wrong (Touchstone, 2007).  ISBN 978-0743296281

NOTE:  You need the 2007 (or later) edition of this book.  It will 13 chapters (not 12).

 

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For assigned texts (Loewen) you will write a response (at least 180-200 words) to a prompt based on the readings assigned for that day. (answer qauestions ) :

Loewen, Chapters 5 and 6

Summarize Loewen’s arguments regarding racism and anti-racism in textbooks and identify two examples of his evidence for each argument.  How does the portrayal of racism and anti-racism in textbooks impact public understanding of these issues? 

(Minimum 150 words for the essay; Minimum 50 words for the response)

2. Go to the following websites:

  • Lascaux
  • Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc

3. Take the virtual tours of  the Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc and Lascaux.  Take a look at the various images painted on their walls.  Then complete the essay assignment. (25 points for the essay; 5 points for response)

There are 2 parts to this essay assignment:

1) Compare and contrast the 2 caves’ paintings.  Tell me how they are different and how they are the same.  Some issues you might address include: Do they display similar animals?  Are they depicted in the same manner? Then talk about the dating of the Chauvet cave paintings.  Do you believe they are older than those at Lascaux?  Why or why not?

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