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Rediscovering America: Memorial Day Quiz

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Ashbrook Teacher and MAHG Student Named 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

In March, the Minnesota Council of Social Studies named Heather Loeschke its 2017 Teacher of the Year. Loeschke, a 2014 graduate of Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program, has taught for 21 years—since 2001 at … Continue reading »

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Teacher Recreates Ashbrook Colloquium, Helping Students Learn about African American Experience in World War I

Love of history and an interest in helping young people drew Jotwan Daniels away from a planned business career and into high school teaching. He also hoped to improve on the teaching method his own teachers had used. “They viewed … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Easter and Passover in U.S. History Quiz

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Doing What No One Else Will: Ashbrook Alumna Challenges Local Favorite for Congress

In 1997, Casey (Miller) Lucius was a senior Ashbrook Scholar with big ambitions. She had sped through a heavy course load to graduate in three years, maximizing the funds her stepfather had cashed out of his retirement account so that … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Thesis Calendar – Spring 2017

Ashbrook Scholar Thesis Calendar The purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to broaden and deepen a student’s thinking about public affairs in general and the meaning and significance of America in particular. This is accomplished through many means, from … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Wins National Essay Contest

In January, junior Ashbrook Scholar Dennis Clark entered the Douglas B. Rogers Conditions of a Free Society Essay Competition at St. Vincent College. The competition honors the memory of Doug Rogers, a former scholar who died tragically in 2011. Undergraduate … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America Quiz: Woodrow Wilson and Going to War

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Students “Unlock” Clues in Primary Documents, Finding Ashbrook Constitution Booklet

Joe Welch, an American history teacher at North Hills Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, relies on internet technology for access to primary historical documents. He directs his eighth graders to online libraries such as Ashbrook’s Teaching American History (TAH.org) collection … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Marbury v. Madison Quiz

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