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Nov 13 19

You’re Invited: Ashes in the Snow Teacher Workshop – Nov. 25, 2019 (Houston area)

Angela Kamrath
Dear Friends of AHEF,

You and your colleagues are invited to

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s
ASHES IN THE SNOW Teacher Workshop
(Houston area)

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)  
Location: Harris County Department of Education
Ronald Reagan Building
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, TX 77022
Room 100A-C    

This half-day professional development workshop will help you develop a better understanding of the ideology, history, and effects of communism in the 20th century.

As some today question our nation’s moral, political, and economic underpinnings, your knowledge of communism will help you compare/contrast and defend America’s founding heritage of individual rights, free enterprise, and private property. As American Founder James Madison once said, “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”  

This workshop will include a curriculum resource for teachers – Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, Its Legacy. It will be followed by a film screening of Ashes in the Snow (the movie adaptation of the bestselling YA novel Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys on the Baltic deportations in WWII) and a Q&A session.

Boxed lunches will be provided.    

Credits: 6 hrs (includes 3 hrs GT credit)  
Cost: $0.00 (free admission)  
Please register to attend.    

REGISTER HERE    

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is a U.S-based non-profit educational organization. The mission of VOC is to educate this generation and future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of communism. The foundation was established by an Act of Congress to build a memorial in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the more than 100 million victims of communism.

This notice is posted by the American Heritage Education Foundation in partnership with The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
Sep 1 21

The Moral Dimension of Rule of Law in the U. S. Constitution

Angela Kamrath

Dear Friends of AHEF,

We invite you to check out this new essay, with new research, recently posted on AHEF’s Founding Blog:

The Moral Dimension of Rule of Law in the U. S. Constitution (Unabridged)

thefounding.net/the-moral-dimension-of-rule-of-law-in-the-u-s-constitution-unabridgehttps://thefounding.net/the-moral-dimension-of-rule-of-law-in-the-u-s-constitution-unabridged/d/

Early Americans created a nation governed by Rule of Law in accordance with the Moral Law traditions (Natural & Biblical Law), as seen in the U. S. Constitution & American law.

A Brief Overview of this essay is also available at:

A Brief Overview: The Moral Dimension of Rule of Law in the U. S. Constitution

 

Jun 8 21

AHEF Wins Best Homeschool Resources Awards of 2021!

Angela Kamrath

AHEF is delighted and honored to announce that we have been chosen as a winner for The Best Elementary Homeschool Curriculum & Resources of 2021 and for The Best Middle & High School Homeschool Curriculum & Resources of 2021 from How to Homeschool (HTH) for our K-12 educational resources!

With hundreds of nominations and rigorous criteria to win, we are deeply grateful for this recognition and remain committed to the homeschooling community and to our mission to provide free, patriotic, quality K-12 resources on America’s philosophical, founding heritage.

We wish to thank the homeschooling community for their continued support and encouragement!

Kindly yours,
AHEF Team

May 11 21

The Covenant-Inspired Principle of Federalism in the U. S. Constitution

Angela Kamrath

The Founding Blog:  “The Covenant-Inspired Principle of Federalism in the U. S. Constitution”

With their Federal Constitution, the Founders created a new, modern, uniquely American system never before implemented in history, and it would come to define American federalism as we know it today.

We invite you to check out this article and selected lesson plan on AHEF’s Founding Blog:

The Covenant-Inspired Principle of Federalism in the U. S. Constitution

 

 

Apr 21 21

The Principle of Popular Sovereignty–the People’s Rule–in the U. S. Declaration and Constitution

Angela Kamrath

The Founding Blog:  “The Principle of Popular Sovereignty–the People’s Rule–in the U. S. Declaration and Constitution”

In addition to other influences, this idea of Popular Sovereignty stems, in part, from the Bible.

Check out this article and selected lesson plan on AHEF’s Founding Blog:
https://thefhttps://thefounding.net/principle-popular-sovereignty/ounding.net/the-principles-of-limited-government-and-separation-of-powers-in-the-u-s-constitution/

Apr 21 21

The Principle of Limited Government and Separation of Powers in the U. S. Constitution

Angela Kamrath

The Founding Blog:  “The Principle of Limited Government and Separation of Powers in the U. S. Constitution”

The Founders designed an unprecedented system to restrain man’s evil tendencies in society and government.

Check out this article and selected lesson plan on AHEF’s Founding Blog:
https://thefounding.net/the-principles-of-limited-government-and-separation-of-powers-in-the-u-s-constitution/

 

 

Nov 19 20

The History of Thanksgiving Day in America

Angela Kamrath

Hi Friends of AHEF –

We invite you to check out this essay and teaching activity on The Founding Blog:

The History of Thanksgiving Day in America

Historically, Thanksgiving Day is an invitation and opportunity for Americans to pray for our nation and to give thanks to God for His blessings–including freedom.

The History of Thanksgiving Day in America

Sep 9 20

Civic Knowledge: Americans’ Ignorance of American Principles, History, & Government Can No Longer Be Ignored

Angela Kamrath

Friends of AHEF,

We invite you to check out this recently updated article on The Founding Blog:

Civic Knowledge: Americans’ Ignorance of American Principles, History, & Government Can No Longer Be Ignored

Studies in the last 20 years show that many Americans of all backgrounds do not possess adequate civic knowledge about our nation’s history, founding ideas, and governing institutions.  This widespread deficiency among the general public is a serious problem in a self-governing republic such as ours which relies on an educated citizenry to govern itself.  If these trends continue, America will not be able to endure as it was designed by our Founders.

The American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF) is working to address this growing national educational problem.  AHEF is dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of America’s factual, philosophical heritage, emphasizing themes of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility.  AHEF offers educational resources to help teachers, homeschoolers, schools, and citizens learn and effectively teach about America’s founding documents, principles, and history.

Sep 8 20

The American Defense of Religious Freedom in the First Amendment of the Constitution

Angela Kamrath

Friends of AHEF –

We invite you to check out this recently updated essay and selected activity posted on The Founding Blog:

The American, Bible-based Defense of Religious Freedom in the First Amendment of the Constitution

The American Founders encouraged religion with a natural-rights, Bible-inspired, and rational approach for a pluralistic society.

The American Defense of Religious Freedom in the First Amendment of the Constitution

Jul 2 20

The American Revolution: An Introduction

Angela Kamrath

The Founding Blog:  “The American Revolution:  An Introduction”

When the American colonies signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they joined together to become a new nation, beginning a new era in human history. Happy Independence Day!

Check out the article and selected lesson plan on AHEF’s Founding Blog:  https://thefounding.net/the-american-revolution/

 

 

 

May 11 20

Miracle of America Essays Now Available to Download

Angela Kamrath

AHEF members can now freely download selected Miracle of America essays from AHEF’s Founding Blog!

The Miracle of America essays are short readings on various topics on America’s founding history, governance, and philosophy by AHEF President Angela Kamrath based on her research found in The Miracle of America: The Influence of the Bible on the Founding History and Principles of the United States of America for a People of Every Belief. Formatted for print, the essays may be used for educational purposes. Citizens and groups may use them for study and discussion. Teachers and homeschoolers may distribute them for student reading.

These essays are available on the “resources” page of AHEF’s main site, americanheritage.org. Simply sign up as a member (no cost), log in, and go to the “resources” page.

AHEF continues to offer trustworthy, quality resources for citizens, teachers, and students to strengthen their understanding and teaching of America’s founding principles. As the new school year approaches, we wish you much success in your educational goals!

To sign up as an AHEF member (no cost), go to https://americanheritage.org/sign-up/ .

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