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Rediscovering America: Armed Forces Day Quiz

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The Real Work of Understanding History

Liz Schley teaches advanced placement and college preparatory government at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona. She also teaches American history to a select group of eighth graders in an accelerated middle school program situated at Basha. In recent years, … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Tax Day Quiz

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Ashbrook Scholars Honored as Effective Negotiators

What makes for success as a negotiator? Two Ashbrook Scholars who won awards at a recent mock foreign policy summit have considered the question. Caleb Boyer and Tyler MacQueen say that knowledge of the issues at stake is important. Yet … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: St. Patrick’s Day Quiz

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Teaching the Blessings of Liberty

Malik Ali won a Chairman’s Award last December for his outstanding performance on the final exam in Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program. His command of his subject is matched by his effectiveness in teaching it. Ali … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: What Do You Know About the Impeachment Process?

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“The Constitution is Your Textbook”: An Ashbrook Teacher’s Classroom Revolution

Nichole Iacuzio graduated in December 2017 from Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program. Long before she finished her degree, the program had transformed the way she teaches. Her studies did even more, she says. They “revolutionized the … Continue reading »

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The Undervalued, Essential Art of Preparing Students for Citizenship

  Great teachers feel privileged to be where they are, doing what they do. Asked why she teaches, Shreeta Ashley, a December graduate of Ashbrook’s Masters program in American History and Government (MAHG), says that watching young people learn to … Continue reading »

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Teaching What Free Speech Means

  Recent news stories showing university students loudly heckling both tenured professors and visiting speakers point to a disturbing disregard for free speech protections. A Brookings Institute survey suggests this stems from ignorance. The survey found a majority of undergraduates … Continue reading »

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