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Ashbrook Alum Called to Teach

As an Ashbrook Scholar, Adam Carrington learned to love America because it frees citizens to develop their best potentials. Carrington developed his own gifts in Ashbrook’s challenging undergraduate program—and discovered his life’s vocation: teaching. Having completed his doctorate in American … Continue reading »

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Bill Batchelder Receives John M. Ashbrook Award

The Ashbrook Center presented the 2014 John M. Ashbrook Award to William Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday, March 6. John Boehner, Speaker of the … Continue reading »

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Chief Economist to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon

Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Ill., will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on March 25 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University … Continue reading »

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Viewing the Ashbrook Approach from Abroad

A semester abroad helped September Long and Johanna Mateo realize the value of their education as Ashbrook Scholars. Last fall, they studied in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. They went to experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, … Continue reading »

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California Teacher and Students Trace Use of Commerce Clause

“In large part, the federal government has grown through an expanded reading of the commerce clause,” says Cathy Alderman, a teacher of American history and government at a public charter school in Anderson, California. Alderman’s final project for her Master … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook MAHG Grad Uses Primary Source Documents to Teach the History of Slavery

A recent graduate of the Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program has written a capstone showing how to use primary documents to teach the history of slavery in the state of Georgia. Kelly Rodgers says that by teaching … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Approach Fills in American History Gaps

“By any measurable standard, we are failing to teach civic knowledge to the next generation,” writes Robyn Verbois, a teacher of American history and government at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her capstone project for Ashbrook’s Master of … Continue reading »

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David Tucker Joins Ashbrook as Senior Fellow

David Tucker will join the Ashbrook Center as a Senior Fellow on February 1.  He will research and write about civic education, religion in American history and politics, and civil liberties in an age of terrorism and cyber attacks. Tucker … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Establishes New Online Master of Arts Program for Social Studies Teachers

The Ashbrook Center, in cooperation with Ashland University, has introduced a new fully online master’s degree program for social studies teachers: the Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government (MASTAHG). MASTAHG is designed to provide secondary … Continue reading »

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Teacher of the Year Inspired by Ashbrook Programs to Design a New Course

  Nancie Lindblom, a social studies teacher pursuing a Master of Arts in American History and Government through Ashbrook, just completed a year as Arizona’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. The award required her to travel frequently both in and … Continue reading »

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