FLASH-SALE  

Product Reviews View Product Info

  1. The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
    The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
    Jennifer Armstrong
    Random House / 2006 / Hardcover
    $22.99 Retail: $34.95 Save 34% ($11.96)
    2 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW812563
2 Stars Out Of 5
2 out of 5
(0)
(0)
(0)
(1)
(0)
Quality:
4 out Of 5
(4 out of 5)
Value:
4 out Of 5
(4 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
1 out Of 5
(1 out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Idea, but not Christian
    June 13, 2013
    Anne
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was hoping to use this book as a foundation to build a notebooking style US History curriculum around for my children when they are in 5th and 6th grades. I appreciated the introduction and interesting events the author includes. But, I began to notice how Christianity is portrayed.

    Here are two examples: 1) It is described that Jonathon Edwards "continued to frighten and harangue them for another eighteen years." pg. 33

    2) The book described the Scopes Monkey Trial in this way: "In the end, Scopes was found guilty of breaking the law. But the law itself was shown to be backward, ignorant, and anti-intellectual. And the country made up its own mind: the country evolved." pg. 242

    I was hoping for a more unbiased book. It's subtle, but the bias of this author is definitely there. And I'm afraid I'm going to keep on searching for another book that will be more unbiased and not so slanted against Christianity.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1