Jan 20 16

AHEF listed in Top 100 Education Sites

The Right Aid has been listed on the “Top 100 Educational Websites of 2016” by!

Check out to see all the recommended resources.

Thank you for your support and for standing up for America’s founding principles!


Oct 7 15

AHEF-HBU Professional Development Teacher Workshop – Nov 14, 2015

The Right Aid

Save the date & sign up: Teachers and interested citizens are invited to the AHEF-HBU Professional Development Teacher Workshop on November 14, 2015. Topic: “The Declaration of Independence: The Rationale of the American Revolution.” Subtopics include the Declaration as Social Contract, the Law of Nature, Unalienable Rights, and the Bible-Centered Debate on Revolution. Lunch provided. Attendees will receive 3.5 credit hours of Professional Development from the HBU School of Education. Open to both public and private educators. Registration: $30. Registration deadline: Nov 11.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Houston Baptist University – Houston, TX

Hosted by the Center for Law & Liberty at Houston Baptist University, HBU School of Education, and AHEF.
For more information and to register, go to 2015 HBU-AHEF Teacher Workshop.

Oct 6 15

Guest Blog: Civic Education in America

The Right Aid

Why is it that America’s youth know so little about American civics and history? It may be due to the fact that education in civics and history has become a minor concern instead of a central purpose of education. Most schools in America do not incorporate civic education as an integral part of their curriculum. A study reveals that while every state notes the need for civic education, few incorporate it into the K-12 curriculum. In order to counter this, it is important that Americans recognize and consider the value of civic education as an important part of the K-12 curriculum. After all, civic education is essential to the well-being of American democracy.

Teaching civic education is a vital tool to promote democracy and should be considered vital in school curriculums.1 It should be taught explicitly and systematically from kindergarten through 12th grade, either in existing social studies courses or as a course of its own. It would give attention to content, skills, principles, and values required by citizens in order to fully participate in our democratic system.

Modern civic and history education began a century ago in the effort to Americanize immigrants who arrived on these shores, to ensure that they could assimilate and productively participate in American life. This initiative, which carried on for more than half a century, was sustained by the patriotic euphoria of two world wars and the circle-of-wagons mentality of the early years of the cold war.2 But one of the great ironies of America’s civic culture in this century is the fact that it has been greatly challenged by its success and freedoms. Social-cultural challenges and increasing immigrants to America from all corners of the globe have created a diverse society in many ways lacking knowledge about the core values on which our nation was founded. Renewing civic education is the challenge for civic educators today.

US civic and history education can be enhanced by:

  1. Asserting adequate supportive policy and curricular requirements. Today a student can graduate from High school without even having taken a course in American government.3
  2. Increasing adequate teacher preparedness in civics content and skills to pass to learners. Many teachers are not well-equipped with knowledge about US civics and history, thus negatively impacting learners.4

  3. Creating adequate outcomes by widespread knowledge of politics and government. Increasing knowledge among the public will help to eradicate apathy, alienation, and low levels of civic participation among citizens.5

Bio: This guest post is brought to you by was established in 2011 and specializes in consular service to the US for short tourism and business reasons.
This article does not necessarily reflect the views of AHEF or its staff.

1Galston, W. (2002). Stephen Macedo, Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy. ETHICS, 112(2), 386-391.

2PINSON, H. (2007). Inclusive Curriculum? Challenges to the Role of Civic Education in a Jewish and Democratic State. Curriculum Inquiry, 37(4), 351-382.

3Academic and Nonacademic Influences on the College Destinations of 1980 High School Graduate, Hearn, 1991.

4Cavieres-Fernandez, E. (2014). – Teachers’ experiences and teaching civic engagement beyond self-regarding individualism. Teaching And Teacher Education, 42, 1-10.

5American Freshman National Norms for Fall 1997

Sep 29 15

2015 YLI Mock Election and Youth Voter Survey

The Right Aid

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) invites teachers and students to participate in the 2015 National Mock Election and Youth Voter Survey. Students in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi will vote in their governors races. Students nationwide will participate in a survey to gauge their voting experience, preferences, and likelihood of voting in the future. Teacher preview and prep is Oct 7-17. Voting is open Oct 19-Nov 3. Results Nov 4. Go to

Aug 5 15

AHEF Talks with Kevin Price About Education Today

The Right Aid

Take a listen: Interview about AHEF & Miracle of America, 1110AM KTEK Price of Business Houston, July 17, 2015:

AHEF Talks with Kevin Price – PART 1

AHEF Talks with Kevin Price – PART 2

Jun 19 15

College Board to Revise AP Guidelines for US History

The Right Aid

The College Board plans to revise the guidelines for Advanced Placement U. S. History courses this summer. The revision comes after a group of university professors questioned the content, saying the courses focused too much on social politics and too little on key historical events. ASCD Smartbrief (6/18). Fox News (6/16)

Yours Truly,

Jun 17 15

Nation’s Report Card shows Students Need Civic Ed

The Right Aid

The National Assessment Governing Board has released its 2014 findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” in U.S. History and Civics.

The report shows that less than half of 8th-graders are proficient in U. S. History and Civics. (18% are proficient in U. S. History. 23% are proficient in Civics. 27% are proficient in Geography.) The findings indicate a need for History and Civics education among students. See

AHEF works to address this growing national problem by providing resources and workshops to teachers, parents, and citizens. AHEF promotes the teaching of America’s founding documents, principles, and history.

Yours Truly,

Jun 16 15

Welcome to AHEF’s new blog!

The Right Aid

Welcome to AHEF’s new blog! Here we will keep you posted on updates about our new resources, educational events, and other programs!

Yours Truly,

Jun 16 15

Welcome to AHEF’s new website!

The Right Aid

Hello! We’re glad you’re here, and we’re excited to share with you AHEF’s new website! Our new site provides a fresh, new look and more mobile-friendly features. It also allows us to better support and interact with teachers and interested citizens who use our resources and participate in our workshops.

AHEF still provides our FREE lesson plans and educational materials to members. To become an AHEF member, simply create a login account. This login will allow you to access our “Resources” page where you can find all of our FREE lesson plans and educational materials. It is 100% free to be a member and to access our resources!

AHEF plans to release the Miracle of America Teacher Course Guide this Fall 2015. Also, our next teacher workshop is scheduled for November 14, 2015, in Houston, TX. Save the date! Professional development credit is offered. You don’t have to be a teacher to attend. Stay posted for more info!

Yours truly,

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Please leave this field empty.

Note: If you were an AHEF member on or before July 17, 2015, you must have confirmed that you would like to be on our email list. Please look for our confirmation letter emailed to you on approx. July 17, 2015, and confirm your subscription. If you do not see the email, check your spam/junk folder (or other folders). After you confirm, you may sign up. (If you are unable to confirm this way, please email or write to us directly with your request to be added to our email list. Thank you.)

  • Get Involved

    AHEF is a non-profit 501.c.3 organization whose mission is made possible by the donations of private individuals and organizations.

  • Join Us on Social

    Follow the American Heritage Education Foundation on the most known social platforms.

  • Contact


    3100 Weslayan, Suite 375
    Houston, Texas 77027