Overview Reading 4 | The Politics of the Curriculum

Student Participatory Action Research|Finding out for yourself

Reading | The New Teacher BookFinding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom. pp. 74-93

  • Presidents and Slaves Helping students find the truth  By Bob Peterson
  • Medical Apartheid  Teaching the Tuskegee Syphilis Study By Gretchen Kraig-Turner
  • Q/A: I hate the textbook I’ve been given to use. What can I do?  By Rita Tenorio, Rachel Cloues, and Bill Bigelow

“How do we know this is true? Our history books aren’t telling the truth. Why should we think this does?.”

— A student in Bob Peterson’s class

Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories.

American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics by Dana Goldstein, The New York Times. Jan. 12, 2020