- 文学部紀要 (ISSN:09145729)
- vol.32, no.1, pp.67-93, 2018-09
This paper is a discussion of how the card-stacking technique has been employed in promoting historical understanding among youth, mainly where textbooks are concerned, but in the information mainstream as well. Both Japan and the United States have their unsavory histories, whether it be the enslavement of African Americans for the United States or the militarist past in Japan. Where it comes to Japan's understanding of how to teach modern American history, too, the domestic significance of World War II can get short shrift altogether. A particular widely respected Japanese publisher of textbooks for school age English language learners highlights and even celebrates the message of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream," but makes an error of omission revealing a stunning lack of historical perspective.