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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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Is Our Constitution Alive and Well?

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in the Washington Times, this op-ed has since been published in dozens of newspapers across the United States. Because it’s not celebrated with fireworks, parades and pomp and circumstance, you might not realize … Continue reading »

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The Hard but Hopeful Story of America

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in InsideSources, this op-ed has since been published in dozens of newspapers across the United States. Jeff is addressing the question, “Should schools drop history classes until white privilege and systemic racism are … Continue reading »

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Don’t Reject America’s History – It Gives Us Hope

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashbrook Executive Director Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch Deep political differences. Economic disruption. Civil unrest. A sense that America may be coming apart. 2020? Actually, the year was 1786. America was only ten years old, but … Continue reading »

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Presidential Elections and Campaigns: What Can We Learn from History?

As we quickly approach the 2020 presidential election, Ashbrook is looking back to see what insights we can glean from history. While no one knows the outcome of the elections in November, we can learn important lessons from our history. Each … Continue reading »

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Students and Teachers Find Hope in America’s Story

As the challenges of the pandemic and social unrest persist, your support is helping students and teachers to find hope in learning America’s history. Hundreds of teachers and students joined Ashbrook online this summer to explore the truths at the … Continue reading »

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Discovering What It Means to Be an American

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Declaration of Independence was commonly read across the country every Independence Day. Those words which define our highest ideals as a nation could be heard in town halls, from … Continue reading »

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Independence Day Quiz

Independence Day Quiz by Jason Stevens   Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an expression of the American mind.” On Independence Day, Americans should remember not only the Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading »

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