ERIC Number: ED124490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
American Revolution: Selections from Secondary School History Books of Other Nations.
Barendsen, Robert D., Comp.; And Others
Selections from the recent history texts of 13 foreign countries are contained in this document as an effort to gather the curricular perceptions of other countries about key events or periods in American history related to the U.S. Revolutionary War. The compilation provides American secondary teachers with contemporary source material not otherwise readily available for teaching about the American Revolution, especially during the period of the bicentennial celebration. The collection is useful to teachers interested in inquiry learning, a comparative approach to history, or international understanding. Each entry represents the treatment of the subject in the textbooks of the country. Selections are from France, West Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Ghana, Egypt, Israel, Japan, People's Republic of China, India, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. Each selection is translated into English and identifies source and grade level it is written for. Compilers' interpretations of the selection are limited and factual errors are not corrected. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Colonialism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, History Textbooks, International Education, International Relations, Political Science, Religion, Revolution, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, United States History
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01550-1, $2.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.