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Educational Research Analysts

Standard Review Criteria for World History textbooks

When judging textbooks, well thought-out objections put you on the attack and foes on the defensive. Our standard review criteria give you this edge. They also help rank textbooks fairly.

Below are a few of our standard review criteria for high school World History textbooks. This is not a comprehensive course outline, but a list of what textbooks often censor on major topics.

Prevent stereotypes of whites-as-oppressors and people-of-color-as-victims from slanting discussions of Western imperialism by noting that: