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Lies of US History

I saw similar in Lies My History Teacher Told Me, but it’s nice to have a few of these sorts of thingĀ on the web for easy access. (There’s a little bit of naughty language if you don’t like ‘sh!t’)

http://www.cracked.com/article_19864_6-ridiculous-lies-you-believe-about-founding-america.html

I like the way he critiques the story, then asks if we should really believe that. Reminds me a little of when I just make random stuff up in class to see if the kids are actually listening – or just gullible!

Might even use this for TOK in the history section – easier than digging outĀ  Reynolds v Windschuttle stuff, and this has pictures!

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Self-promotion!

http://aiss-dphistory.wikispaces.com/

Ah, what the hell, a bit of shameless self-promotion. This is the wikispaces site that I’ve been developing over the last year and a bit for my IB Diploma history class. It’s mostly links and stuff, one day I’ll sit down and actually put together some original content too, but for the moment, it’s just to keep the students vaguely on track…

Teachinghistory.org

http://teachinghistory.org/

US site, so predominantly American history. Range of info and teaching ideas.

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