It is unfair to chastise a generation for their lack of patriotism...
It is unfair to chastise a generation for their lack of patriotism if they’ve never been clearly taught why America was founded, how our government is supposed to function, and what their role in it should be.
We believe that if we restore authentic civics education in k-12 schools, it will make a significant impact on society going forward.
Our goal is to cultivate a civically virtuous society by empowering parents, teachers, and administrators to diligently screen the various curriculum providers to ensure their primary goal is to deliver high-quality content free of political ideologies or social justice agendas.
Freedom in Education is proud to be part of the Civics Alliance Coalition which is a dedicated group of organizations and citizens committed to restoring true civics education.
We will be partnering with American Birthright Standards to work with state departments of education to adopt the new American Birthright Civics and American History standards.
With the help of our Teacher Coalition, we will follow the lead of The Educated Citizens Project to participate in writing a free curriculum for these standards.
Civics Alliance has created strong civics standards for K-12 that parents can share with their school districts and school board representatives to demand better standards be adopted at the state level.
Civics Alliance has also provided a Civics Bill Tracker so you can see what is happening nationwide and in your state. Does your state need a strong civic bill? Also provided are model bills that you can champion, as a citizen lobbyist, to encourage your legislators to sponsor in your state.
Download the Civics Alliance Activist Toolkit here: AmericanBirthrightActivistsKit
American Heritage Education Foundation
Hillsdale Civics K-12 1776 Curriculum
Hillsdale offers a free set of lesson plans for teaching American History, Civics and Government for K-12 students here. You only need to provide basic contact information and the applicable grades to download.
Note - For parents who may need a refresher, Hillsdale offers a large variety of free online courses here.