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ERIC Number: EJ1142714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
Burying the Hatchet: Ideology in Early American Readers through the Story of George Washington and the Cherry Tree
David, Ann
American Educational History Journal, v43 n2 p149-165 2016
This article examines the story of Washington chopping down the cherry tree, as it appears in school readers. The author discusses the ideological influences that guided authors in molding and shifting the story through the decades. At the end, the author returns to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) revival of Washington, which demonstrates how modern curricular authors have used Washington to align with the new ideology of standards- based education. Using school textbooks for ideological purposes not new-it goes back to the beginnings of widespread education in the US and to George and the cherry tree.
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Language: English
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