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An Ashbrook Teacher for the Community

Most of those enrolled in Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program teach social studies in secondary schools. Others pursuing the degree have found creative ways to promote civic education outside of the classroom. Before her retirement, Janice … Continue reading »

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Reenacting the Past: Ashbrook Teachers Learn How Democratic Deliberations Shape History

What if the Kentucky legislature had decided to secede from the Union in early 1861? Abraham Lincoln believed — and subsequent historians generally agree — that Kentucky’s secession might have changed the Civil War’s outcome. While it is necessary to … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Named Ohio History Teacher of the Year

When eighth grade social studies teacher Melanie Stuthard saw Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) on a list of professional development opportunities circulated by the Ohio Department of Education, she realized it was exactly what she … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has received a $2.5 million seed grant from the Ariel Corporation to expand its teacher education programs. This gift, given over 2 years, will enable Ashbrook to address civic illiteracy – the serious national … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Helps Students Discover American Identity

Social studies teachers in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program value its solid emphasis on core American principles. As Americans forget their history and principles, teachers must work hard to hand on those vital elements … Continue reading »

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How Ashbrook Teachers Spent Their Summer Vacation: Teaching Teachers What It Means to Be an American

For four weeks this summer, the Ashbrook Center buzzed with activity as a group of 118 secondary school teachers from 30 states took courses in the Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program. These summer residence classes … Continue reading »

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Ben Carson Highlights 29th Ashbrook Memorial Dinner

View the photo gallery here! Pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the 29th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on Thursday, August 21. Over 700 guests attended the dinner, which makes it one … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Retrace the Allied Defeat of Nazi Europe

It’s one thing for a student to read the history of World War II and imagine the struggles of those who fought. It’s quite another when a student has the opportunity to visit the difficult terrain they dealt with. This … Continue reading »

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From Humility to Confidence: Lessons from a Semester in Italy

What happens to two Ashbrook Scholars from small towns in Ohio who spend a semester in Florence, Italy? Walking daily in the city that gave birth to the Renaissance, do these students become cultural sophisticates, dropping references to such notable … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Faculty Lead High School Seminars on Primary Documents

Ashbrook’s teacher programs help secondary school social studies teachers present America’s past from the perspective of those who lived it. In online and residence courses, teachers learn how to use primary documents to better understand the voices of the past. … Continue reading »

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