Fake and Foul: Quebec's New History Textbook

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Title
Fake and Foul: Quebec's New History Textbook
Abstract
The authors offer a critical review of the Quebec Secondary IV (Grade 10) history textbook, titled "Reflections. Qc.Ca. : 1840 to the Present." This is the second volume of the government-approved history textbooks for Quebec high school students taking the compulsory History of Quebec and Canada course. The authors describe this second volume as "a vast collection of trivial and inconsequential so-called facts" that promotes a Québécois nationalist interpretation of history and ignores or trivializes fundamental events that impacted the social, economic, political and demographic evolution of the province.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 13
Issue
no. 2
Date
Spring 2019
Pages
20-23
Language
en
Notes

For a similar critique, see: History Experts Committee. “An Independent Report of the History Experts Committee on the Provincial History of Québec and Canada and Approved English Textbooks.” English Montreal School Board, October 2018. https://az184419.vo.msecnd.net/emsb/emsb-website/en/docs/2018-2019/history-report.pdf.

Citation
Allison, Sam, and Jon G. Bradley. “Fake and Foul: Quebec’s New History Textbook.” Quebec Heritage News, Spring 2019.
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