What They Didn t Teach You in American History Class

thirty-one years, Mike Henry taught American history to students at all levels of the educational spectrum, from elementary school to college. His technique of using the events of the past to show how they impact our lives in the ...

What They Didn t Teach You in American History Class

For the average person, most of the American history that he or she knows comes from facts taught to them in school to prepare them for their state mandated tests. That's not the fault of their teachers who were just carrying out the directives of their employers. But it's also a fact that a great deal of that content that they were teaching is dry and boring. However, as in every aspect of life, there is always another story behind each major event. The story of America is interesting and exciting, but it's those lesser known parts of our history that make it special. Even though in most cases, the names and events in the book will be recognizable, most of the stories about them will be new to the reader. If you're a young teacher, perhaps you'll find some material to help you get through those less-than-exciting areas of your textbook. If you hated history as a student, maybe you'll find some of these tales entertaining. For those of you who are history buffs, hopefully you'll come across a few things that are new to you.

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What They Didn't Teach You in American History Class
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Mike Henry
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

For the average person, most of the American history that he or she knows comes from facts taught to them in school to prepare them for their state mandated tests. That's not the fault of their teachers who were just carrying out the directives of their employers. But it's also
What They Didn't Teach You About World War II
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Mike Wright
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-21 - Publisher: Presidio Press

Packed with personal anecdotes and details you won’t find anywhere else, this is the secret history of World War II. “A fast-moving overview stuffed with interesting factoids and historical tidbits . . . Casual readers will find themselves carried along, and hardened military buffs will learn much that is new.”—Library
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer, Chicago Tribune
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-10 - Publisher: Agate Publishing

A compendium of outrageous, hilarious or just plain shocking trivia about everything from history and politics to arts, religion, technology and much more. For years, the Chicago Tribune’s “10 Things You Might Not Know” column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of subjects. This volume collects
Plotting to Kill the President
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Mel Ayton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

"A history of plotters, would-be assassins, and individuals who have threatened the lives of American presidents from Washington to Hoover and the story of the guards, agents, and officers who protected them"--
What They Didn't Teach You about the American Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Mike Wright
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Presidio Press

Reveals little-known details about the Revolutionary war while analyzing the founding fathers' motives, personalities, and educations