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A Teacher Changes Focus, Building Reading Skills and Changing Lives

What began as a job change for family convenience became a passion for Debbie Napier, an eighth grade social studies teacher in Harlan County, Kentucky. It would not have happened had Napier not discovered Ashbrook’s Teaching American History programs. As … Continue reading »

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Op-Ed: Covering up paintings of Columbus imprisons history

The following article was written by Ashbrook’s Director of Teacher Programs, David Tucker. It has been published in newspapers across the nation and is part of an ongoing debate about Christopher Columbus’s legacy.    The University of Notre Dame plans … Continue reading »

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The Exponential Influence of One Ashbrook Teacher

Alan Vitale was a researcher at the Fifth Circuit Federal Court in Houston when he decided to do something more important. “I left to teach, because teaching has an impact on the next generation that will far outlive any of the … Continue reading »

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Presidents Day Quiz

Presidents Day Quiz Presidents Day, which became an official holiday in 1971 after an executive order by then President Richard Nixon, is February 18. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for … Continue reading »

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Former Executive Director and Current Deputy Director Honored with Mentor Awards

Roger Beckett, Ashbrook’s executive director from 2013 to 2018, was posthumously awarded a Mentor Award by Ashland University. Patrick Maloney, Ashbrook’s Deputy Director, was also honored with an award. The Mentor Award recognizes faculty or staff at Ashland University who … Continue reading »

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Civil Rights Movement Quiz

Rediscovering America: Civil Rights Movement Quiz Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a public holiday in 1983 after President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation establishing it.   The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides … Continue reading »

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Building Hope and Resilience in Rural Kentucky: An English Teacher Uses Historical Documents

Andrea Rhodes teaches junior-level English at Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky. Primary historical documents—autobiographies, letters, speeches and essays written by earlier Americans—comprise a large part of what her students read. To learn more about these first-person accounts of … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Bill of Rights Quiz

Bills of Rights Day

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Remembering Roger L. Beckett

By Robert Alt, Buckeye Institute President and Ashbrook Board member. Originally given at the 2018 Claremont Institute Salvatori Dinner. Roger Beckett and I were the best of friends. And it is appropriate to offer a few words to honor him tonight … Continue reading »

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Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center

Los Angeles native Christopher Flannery has been named to succeed the late Roger Beckett as executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.  Before accepting the position, which he will assume January 1, Flannery was a long-time professor in … Continue reading »

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