Lies My Teacher Told Me…

this little dress was given to me by a friend who couldn’t bring herself to donate it to the goodwill. this dress reminds of me my primary school days, i wore a uniform from first to twelfth grade. i wore a jumper dress, which was similar to this one, but plaid and not as tailored. although i received a very traditional education. i was lucky enough to grow up in a home with a father who was very political and without hesitation would tell us the truth about the history of our country. nine years ago, when i got my certification to teach in nyc, i taught middle school humanities, the program directors gave each teacher a copy of the book, lies my teacher told me by james loewen. here’s an excerpt from the book: “…the teaching of history, more than any discipline, is dominated by textbooks, the books are boring…[they] exclude conflict or real suspense. they leave out anything that might reflect badly upon our national character.” it was such a great resource. this book, along with a people’s history of the united states by howard zinn is what i used to guide my teaching of history. giving thanks for these books and for all educators who’ve guided my teaching and who teach children the truth about our history.

outfit details: hat h&m (old), blouse f21, dress vintage gifted, purse gifted, loafers vintage, earrings vivid

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