American Civics – County, State, Nation

Information Portal – explores the principles and practices
every patriotic citizen should know.

The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum  American History and Civics Lessons for
K-12 Classrooms

Indiana and Brown County

Nation

American Civics in the Time of Coronavirus, By Carl M. Cannon RCP Staff, April 08, 2020

  • RealClear has launched an educational portal on American Civics — this piece you are reading is its introductory essay — to give a fair accounting of the Founders and the successive generations who did their part in what Alexis de Tocqueville called “the great American experiment.”
  • … the foundation asked a series of  multiple-choice questions to a statistically valid sample of Americans – questions that are on the actual U.S. Citizenship Test. In 2018, only 36% of poll respondents could pass it. 

ABA 2020 Survey of Civic Literacy – Resources

Three Myths That Explain Why Americans Don’t Know Much About History by Natalie Wexler Education, FORBES

  • Myth #1: History is boring, dry, and useless.
  • Myth #2: Memorizing historical facts and dates is a bad idea. 
  • Myth #3: History is a developmentally inappropriate topic below the third or fourth grade.

To the Republic: Rediscovering the Constitution Washington Times

Taking Back American Education By Jack Miller May 12, 2021

  • Many Americans are rightfully becoming more and more concerned about this problem. Instead of being discouraged, we at the Jack Miller Center are doing something about it. Since 2004, we have been building a cadre of professors on college campuses across the country. Today we have about 1,000 professors, on more than 300 campuses, who have taught well over 1 million students about the wisdom and promise of our founding documents and our history of making them a reality.

RealClearPublicAffairs’s 1776 Series –– explains the major themes that define the American mind.

8 Big Takedowns Of The 1619 Project For Its One-Year Anniversary

Engaging The 1619 Project

America Wasn’t Founded on Slavery in 1619 – Peter Wood, New York Post

Mansour: Why We Chose 1620 as the Year of ‘Our True Founding,’ not 1619

  • This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, an event which President John Quincy Adams described as the “birthday” of our nation. You might expect this seminal moment in world history to be commemorated with great fanfare. But don’t get your hopes up.

Thanksgiving — A Fitting Time to Recall the Mayflower Compact’s Role in Shaping Our Democracy

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