Common Sense 281 – Controlling the Past

(1 customer review)

Publish Date:Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Duration:52:04 minutes – 45mb

Gift this product

Do you feel this product is perfect for a friend or a loved one? You can buy a gift card for this item!

Gift this product


George Orwell famously wrote that “he who controls the past controls the future”. In this show Dan deals with the question of political and ideological culture wars on the teaching of history in K-12 education.

Show Notes

1.“Denver-area students walk out to protest history education plan they view as censorship” by Matthew Staver for The New York Times (and Associated Press). September 23,
2.Edutopia Article Link
3.Edutopia Audio Link
4.Organization of American Historians

Research Books

1 review for Common Sense 281 – Controlling the Past

  1. Alexander

    One of the best episodes I have listened to yet. I loved his perspective on the value of teaching history and his thoughts on how we might go about doing that more effectively. He goes way beyond the tired cliche’ “those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it” and reminds all of us why history is so important, valuable, and practical in our daily lives.

Add a review