The article is dealing with the connection between fake news, conspiracy theories and school history textbooks. The spread of fake news and conspiracy theories in the public sphere represents a social challenge of the future. The leading medium textbook can be part of the answer to this challenge if it consistently aims to initiate critical-historical thinking.
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This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of “alternative facts” and “fake news”. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.
The growing prevalence of “Fake News” necessitates enhanced tools of detection and evaluation to handle it, while “Alternative Facts” place…