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Historians Share Their Biggest Pet Peeves About How We Teach History Today

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Maybe the history books need to be rewritten

For those of you who paid attention in school, particularly social studies and history class, you may think that you’re pretty well-versed on how things lead us to where we are today. But how often do you think that you may be wrong? Historical records have been gathered from whoever had the ability to write down what was going on. Not everyone in the past knew how to write, so we’ve only got a few people to base our knowledge on.

Historians have gone through those records and any others they could find to get to the bottom of things. Now, they’re sharing the things that our textbooks got wrong, wrong, wrong. Settle down, everyone — class is in session!

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