50 Core American Documents Thank You - Treatment 4
Your copy of 50 Core American Documents is on its way!
You should find it in your inbox momentarily. But before you go…may we ask you a question?
Do you believe it’s important to strengthen self-government by educating Americans in the history and principles that have made our country exceptional?
We believe it is, and that’s why we’re committed to helping more American citizens and students learn the real story of America, understand the ideas of our Founding Fathers, and read the words of our nation’s heroes that changed the course of history.
Students regularly thank us for helping them understand documents like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Students say that this type of learning through document-based discussion inspires them and changes their opinion of history class. Instead of learning just because they have to, they begin learning for the sake of discovering the fascinating story of America—truly learning as they read the documents carefully and engage in thoughtful conversation about them with their teachers and fellow students.
One student had this to say:
“It’s really a deeper kind of knowledge that we’re coming to. Reading the documents for ourselves and putting them in context and thinking about what the authors really thought at the time gives us a stake in the game. It is a transformative experience to come to understand what they meant then and how it relates to us today.”
Another declared: “I feel like a born-again American!”
The proof is there, but the problem is that too many of our nation’s classrooms have been cowed by radical ideologies and activists that wish to use the classroom for indoctrinating our kids and grandkids in their own skewed ideas such as critical race theory. These radicals toss our Founding documents to the side in favor of having students read contemporary essays and biased textbooks that reinforce their revisionist narrative.
The good news is that the vast majority of teachers want to avoid politics in their classrooms just as much as you do. Teaching America’s history should never be political. Rather, it should immerse young people in the stories and principles of self-government that are their inheritance as Americans. And it should teach them how to carry those principles forward, perpetuating our republic.
This is work that Ashbrook does every day.
If you agree with this educational approach to preserving liberty, then will you consider making a gift today?
Your generous gift will not only ensure that future generations of Americans understand why their country is exceptional, but it will also:
- Liberate America’s classrooms from indoctrination.
- Educate more students through conversations based on original documents — like 50 Core American Documents.
- Grow our Teaching American History programs which equip teachers with the knowledge and confidence they need to teach their students about America’s Founding documents.
- Raise awareness of our online library, which consists of over 3,000 free primary source documents and other interactive classroom resources.
- Cultivate the leaders and citizens needed to perpetuate freedom in America.
And, if you give a gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you your own printed copy of 50 Core American Documents as our way of saying thank you!
If you’re concerned about the direction our country is heading and want to support teachers and students in their pursuit to understand the history of our exceptional nation, you can make your gift using the secure form below.