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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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Rediscovering America: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Rediscovering America: Christmas and Hanukkah Quiz

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Prose Blossoms With a Pro’s Help

Former Editor Guides Ashbrook Scholars in Taylor Essay Contest This fall, nineteen Ashbrook Scholars seized an opportunity to hone their writing skills with the advice of a professional writer, editorialist Kevin O’Brien. After retiring as deputy editorial page editor of … Continue reading »

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Teaching Past and Present: City Council President and Government Teacher Sean Brennan

Sean Brennan, a government teacher at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, brings more than ordinary expertise to his job. Brennan is City Council President in nearby Parma, a city of 80,000. He understands that teachers … Continue reading »

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