Discussion Board #01: On The Betrayal of History
Address the following questions in this prompt:
Section A: Discuss your readings and videos from Assignment #01. What were they about? What did you think was interesting or odd about the issues covered in these readings? Have you learned anything new thus far about history, history classes, history textbooks, or the teaching of history?
Section B: To help you understand just how much is left out of the histories we are taught, let me ask you to think about the following question:
Based upon what you have been taughtabout Native Americans, if you were to give me a population estimate of the numbers of Natives in the Americas (North and South) at the time of Columbus’ landing in 1492, what kind of population would you guess was here? How many people? Again, only based on what you have been taught or the impressions given to you by your teachers, not what you have may researched on your own.
To go a little further, still basing this upon what you have been taught, how would you describe native peoples? What adjectives would you use?
please see this link before the answer:
The Betrayal of History