English 101 Essay #4

Whitewashing History

Instructor's prologue:

So far in this course, we have had several readings related to education (Republicans are terrified of educated, curious, open minds, How Agassiz Taught Professor Scudder, and Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' says prosecutor). You should have figured out by now that your instructor has several underlying attitudes toward education:

Begin by reading:

The writing assignment:

Both articles refer to the "whitewashing of history." What does this mean? Think of the history you know. Is it "whitewashed"? Using examples drawn from school, books, and/or television, explain why you think the history you learned is or is not whitewashed.

Mechanical details:

Due dates:

  1. Peer Editing: Monday, November 15, 2021
  2. Reverse Outline Exercise: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  3. Final Copy Due: Friday, November 19, 2021

This essay is worth 125 points.

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Revised 8/19/21 • Page author: Curtis Allen • e-mail: callen@ashland.edu.