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HERRERA, Martha Cecilia. Identities' Memorial: Between Peasants and Heroes: In Search of Oneself and Others. Folios [online]. 2007, n.25, pp. 53-61. ISSN 0123-4870.
This article deals with a general presentation of the results which the research team called Investigación en Educación y Cultura Política de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional have released about the Colombian History during the 20th century, and about the Social Sciences textbooks as basements of the national identity construction. In the same way, the current text gives a panoramic review about how the 20th century Colombian citizens built their politic and historical imaginary, based on the information they got from the History, Geography and Civics textbooks, which they were taught with, in order to define a clear and specific national identity, in contrast to the situation of nowadays Colombians, who draw their national imaginary from the mass media culture.
Keywords : School handbooks; identity; History; Geography; civism; hero; territory; nation.