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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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Rediscovering America: Thanksgiving Quiz

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Rediscovering America: Happy Birthday Lady Liberty Quiz

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Rediscovering America: Constitution Day Quiz

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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) degree program value its solid emphasis on core American principles. As Americans forget their history, teachers must work hard to hand on the vital elements of … Continue reading »

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Teaching Issues in the News, Pointing Students Back to Founding Principles

Ray Tyler, a graduate of Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) degree program, teaches AP US history, honors US history, and a government course for seniors at York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, SC. This charter school offers a rigorous … Continue reading »

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