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Teaching U.S. History Abroad36:17

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photoHistory textbooks around the world tell quite different tales of what has been, and what it means. School kids around the world are learning U.S. history, but it is not the U.S. history Americans know, and they do not see the United States as Americans do.

Click the "Listen" links to hear what kids from Beijing to Jeddah are learning about the U.S. and its effect on America's international image.


Dana Lindaman and Kyle Ward, authors of "History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History."

This program aired on July 8, 2004.

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