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.
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 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/
AHEF’s 2nd American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl™ (AHWCCB) will be held on Jan. 25-26, 2019, in New York City at The King’s College-NY.
The four competing teams will be students from: Harvard University, Princeton University, Grove City College, and The King’s College of NY.
AHWCCB™ is an academic competition and scholarship for college/university students who compete in their knowledge and understanding of Western Civilization and America’s history and governance, founding principles and philosophy, and civil institutions in order to determine America’s top colleges in educating students in these subjects.
AHEF aims to address the growing deficiency of civic knowledge among Americans as reported in the last 20 years as well as the neglect or de-emphasizing of objective civic education in schools over the last 50 years. AHEF seeks to raise awareness of the importance of civic education and to encourage and incentivize schools, teachers, and students to teach and learn these subjects.
The goals of the AHWCCB™ are:
1) to encourage college programs and students to teach and learn these subjects/principles, the American idea, and what it means to be an American;
2) to ignite excitement, engagement, humor, fun, and youthful appeal in the learning of America’s heritage;
3) to improve understanding, appreciation, and love of the United States of America;
4) to develop informed, patriotic leaders and contributors in American society; and
5) to develop an educated citizenry essential to our self-governing republic.
Each semi-final student team member will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship award. Each finalist student team member will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship award. Each winning student team member will receive a $4,000 cash scholarship award.
For more information about AHWCCB™, please go to: https://americanheritage.org/programs/american-history-western-civilization-challenge-bowl-ahwccb/.
If you would like to get involved and make a donation for this event, please go to:
The American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF) salutes and honors Bob McNair, Houston Texans owner, who passed away on November 23, 2018. Bob and Janice McNair have been instrumental in making possible the work of AHEF (and many other Houston non-profits and charities).
We thank you and your family for your generosity and care for Houston, civic education for all students, and America’s patriotic, Bible-inspired principles. God bless you and your family for all the good you have done for so many, from everyone at AHEF!