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Yesterday I summarized a presentation I made at the Robert Morris Teaching Economics Conference on using Disney examples to teach different concepts.
We’ve completed 8 weeks so far and I can finally announce that I’ve updated my book total to 7 books for the year. I’m still a little behind schedule for 52 books, but that’s pretty normal at the start of the year. As I start to wind down, I’ll be able to finish more books. I’ve done a better job at not starting books, but now I need to actually finish the ones I have started.
Last week I wrapped up two longer books that I was in the middle of reading. One was The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. It had a fairly captivating story throughout, but I’m not a huge fan of people sort of wandering through life. I rated it a 4/5 on Goodreads, but I’d probably put it at 3.5/5 on a personal scale.
The other book I finished was Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. It looks at all of the historical inaccuracies or omissions that are covered in high school history textbooks. I wasn’t surprised by some of them, but others definitely had me looking up more information. The entire time I couldn’t help but wonder what a project like this would look like for economics textbooks.