May 14, 2020 WEBINAR: Teaching American Exceptionalism and Overcoming Impediments to Teaching the History We Need
Young people lose heart early on. Trapped in government-run schools, they learn that America is a nation of imperialism, greed, and racism.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Young people lose heart early on. Trapped in government-run schools, they learn that America is a nation of imperialism, greed, and racism. Rarely do they hear the truth: that America is the freest, most prosperous nation on Earth—the only nation founded on the concept of human liberty. They learn that perpetual oppression is their fate, and that their only chance at success is through the benevolence of the state or through violent resistance. This is the narrative both of revisionist historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and of The New York Times’ new 1619 Project.
Join us and learn about innovative platforms and engaging curricula that reaffirm, illuminate, and explain the founding principles of our government, traditional values, economic freedom, and individual liberty regardless of race, creed, or class. Become equipped with strategies to advocate against policies that support curricula and secondary resources that overtly challenge and reject American history, the history of our institutions, and traditional American values.
COMMENTARY 4 min read
EXPLAINER 15 min read
REPORT 20 min read