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A Quiz for Black History Month

A Quiz for Black History Month By David Krugler Since 1976, when President Gerald Ford designated February Black History Month, saying Americans should “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor … Continue reading »

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Banning the teaching of the 1619 Project is the wrong solution to a real problem

by David Davenport, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center.  Originally published in the Washington Examiner. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) may have referred to the ancient practice of bloodletting when he famously said, … Continue reading »

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Presidential Inaugurations Quiz

A Quiz on Presidential Inaugurations By Jeremy D. Bailey  The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who will be the 46th President of the United States, takes place on January 20.  The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an … Continue reading »

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Honoring America’s constitutional heritage on MLK Day

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in the Washington Times. These are tough times. Despite the welcome arrival of vaccines, the pandemic still rages on for now. Political strife continues. Public trust is at all time lows. We … Continue reading »

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Reaching the Young Through Those Who Teach the Young

You may have heard us say at Ashbrook that we reach the young through those who teach the young. With over 30,000 teachers in our network teaching an average of 125 students a year, Ashbrook is poised to make a … Continue reading »

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A Quiz on Hannukah and Christmas in U.S. History

A Quiz on Hannukah and Christmas in U.S. History By Sarah A. Morgan Smith Although it will undoubtedly be different this year, the majority of people in the United States will celebrate Hannukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, from December … Continue reading »

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America has faced and triumphed over tough times before

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in the Washington Times. It’s been a tough year. Some people even say it’s among the worst years in American history. But the truth is: America has faced and triumphed over tough … Continue reading »

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A Thanksgiving Quiz

A Thanksgiving Quiz by Patrick Maloney   Because of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving will be very different than most, but it will still include many familial and national traditions.   The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, … Continue reading »

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OP-ED: Brethren of the Same Principle

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in USA Today, this op-ed has since been published in dozens of newspapers across the United States. Partisan rancor. Personal insults. Politicized media. A president running against a vice president in perhaps the … Continue reading »

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Teaching Lessons from Lincoln’s Lyceum Address

Miles Matthews, who teaches at the John Adams Academy in Roseville, CA (a public charter school north of Sacramento; it offers a “classical” education to students of all ability levels; admission is by lottery) made a connection with Jeremy Gypton, Ashbrook Teacher Program Manager, about … Continue reading »

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