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Jan 7 19

2nd American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl™: Event Info & Essay Topic Announced

Angela Kamrath

The 2nd American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl™ (AHWCCB) will be held on January 25-26, 2019, at The King’s College in New York City!  The AHWCCB is an academic college competition and scholarship.  Student teams from the Grove City College, Abigail Adams Institute, Princeton University , and The King’s College of New York will compete for academic recognition and scholarship prizes at the 2019 event.

The Semi-Finals Essay Question has been released as follows:

“Since the beginning of human history, most people have lived under some form of authoritarianism.  In such regimes, rulership was largely a matter of the elite few ruling over and living off of the unprivileged many.  Only during the last few hundred years has the idea of the constitutional accountability of government to the populace as a whole risen to prominence.  Discuss the philosophical and historical causes of the ascendancy of this idea, including key events, leaders, and reasoning.”

2019 AHWCCB Schedule:

Semi-Finals:  Friday, January 25, 2019
5 PM – Grove City College vs Princeton University
7 PM – The King’s College vs Abigail Adams Institute

Finals:  Saturday, January 26, 2019
2 PM – Finalists

Location:
The King’s College, 56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (City Room, 5th Floor)
212.659.7200 / 888.969.7200

Scholarship Prizes:
All team members will receive scholarship prizes, according to their order of finish, between $1,000-$4,000.

Free Admission.  Please register to attend in person or watch in livestream.

Hosted by the American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc. (Houston, TX) in partnership with The King’s College.

Program Page:
https://americanheritage.org/programs/american-history-western-civilization-challenge-bowl-ahwccb/

Printable PDF flyer:
https://americanheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Invitation-flyer-to-2nd-AHWCCB-2019-1.pdf

The King’s College Article and Student Team Announcement:
https://www.tkc.edu/stories/kings-host-western-civilization-challenge-bowl/

Jan 3 19

2nd American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl™ will be held on Jan 25-26, 2019, in NYC!

Angela Kamrath

Provost Dr. Mark Hijleh and Development Director Michael Toscano of The King’s College meet with AHEF Co-Founder Jack Kamrath in NYC to plan the 2nd American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl (AHWCCB).

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:
https://americanheritage.org/donate/

Nov 27 18

A Salute to Bob McNair

Angela Kamrath

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!

May 30 18

In-depth study on America’s Founding Philosophy Now Available to Educators – Free to download!

Angela Kamrath

Dear Teachers and Homeschoolers,

AHEF’s new, in-depth, free unit resource is now available to social studies teachers and homeschoolers, The Miracle of America High School Teacher Course Guide.

This resource complements AHEF’s critically-acclaimed Miracle of America text/reference book and guides educators in teaching on America’s founding principles/philosophy and the Bible’s historical influence on those ideas.

The guide may be used for a semester-long special topics course (eligible for state elective credit) or as supplemental units in existing 8th-12th Social Studies, US Government, or US History courses.  The guide can be used with any curriculum and also correlates with C3, AP, IB, CC, NCSS, and TEKS objectives.  It is supplemental and elective and so does not require (public) school board approval.

The comprehensive guide units may be purchased in a printed tabbed binder or freely downloaded in PDF.  Sign up or log in as a member on this site (americanheritage.org) to access the PDFs.  Go to AHEF bookstore to purchase the printed guide.

For more information, please go to americanheritage.org/programs/miracle-of-america/.

Best,
AHEF Team

May 5 18

A Patriot’s Must-Read: Visit AHEF’s new blog, “The Founding”!

Angela Kamrath

The Founding (www.thefounding.net) is AHEF’s new blog that features unprecedented research, articles, videos, and lesson plans on America’s philosophical heritage for citizens, teachers, homeschoolers, and students.  It explores American rights and responsibilities and what it means to be an American, giving particular attention the timeless Bible-based principles that shaped America’s foundations.

Learn something new!  We hope you’ll check it out and share it with others.  Sign up on the site to receive monthly blogs in your mailbox on topics selected for our readers.  See you at The Founding!

May 17 17

Requesting Your Vote for 2017 Excellence in Education Awards by The Old Schoolhouse®

Angela Kamrath

Dear Homeschoolers, Teachers, and Friends of AHEF,

AHEF’s friend and partner, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, and curious homeschoolers everywhere want to know what you think are the Best Choices for homeschool curricula and products!

The Old Schoolhouse® Excellence in Education Awards are awarded annually to the companies or curricula that you and your fellow home educators feel are the best of the best in homeschool educational materials, curriculum providers, and supplemental products.

Cast your vote for AHEF resources!  Categories to consider include History (all levels), Unit Studies (all levels), Bible (MS-HS), & Elective (MS-HS).

(The Old Schoolhouse® will give everyone who completes the survey a $100 gift certificate to their Schoolhouse Store for any digital purchase!  They will also hold a drawing to give away three Kindle Fires!)

Results will be revealed in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 2017 – 2018 Annual Print Book.

VOTE HERE!

Mar 20 17

The Miracle of America at the Library of Congress

Angela Kamrath

AHEF is happy to announce that AHEF President Angela E. Kamrath’s text, 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 (Second Edition, 2015) has been selected for addition to the Library of Congress collection.

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and serves as the research library of the U. S. Congress.  It is accessible to the public.

For more information about the book, go to Miracle of America.

Jan 3 17

AHEF Listed in Top 10 Best Educational Websites of 2017 by Homeschool Community

Angela Kamrath

AHEF’s resource site, americanheritage.org, has been nominated by the home school community and listed in Homeschool Base’s Top 10 Best Educational Websites of 2017.

Homeschool Base says, “Our Top 10 Educational Websites are all recommended by multiple teachers, home educators, and homeschool parents through various feedback channels.  All sites have received our Purple Stamp of Approval that honors exemplary websites/apps that offer quality, innovative, unique, cost-effective, or significant value to teachers, educators, and homeschooling families.  None of these websites paid to be on this list.”

Homeschool Base further says of AHEF, “The [americanheritage.org] website is recommended by home educators, in part because they provide original, free K-college level patriotic Social Studies, History, and Western Civilization supplemental lesson plans and textbooks.”

Homeschool Base is a community-run resource for homeschoolers.  It is the largest volunteer-driven website for homeschooling.

AHEF would like to thank the homeschool and educational communities for your support.  We are honored to be able to serve you with our site and resources!

Nov 14 16

American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl (AHWCCB)™ on January 27-28

The Right Aid

This January 27-28, AHEF will kick off its first American History & Western Civilization Challenge Bowl (AHWCCB)™!

This college competition will feature four Texas university student teams–from Texas State University, Sam Houston State University, Texas Southern University, and Houston Baptist University–who will compete in their knowledge and understanding of American history, government, and philosophy and of Western Civilization. Qualifying and winning teams will receive prize money.

January 27 – 5 pm – TSU vs Sam Houston State
January 27 – 7 pm – Texas State vs HBU
January 28 – 3 pm – Finals

Doubletree Hilton Hotel – Greenway Plaza (lower level, Bluebonnet Room)
6 Greenway Plaza East, Houston, TX 77046 (at Edloe and Southwest Freeway)
Hotel phone: 713.629.1200

Honoring Four Academic Team Competitors:
Texas State University – Coach, Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez
Sam Houston State University – Coach, Dr. Brian Domitrovic
Texas Southern University – Coaches, Dr. Jesse Esparza and Dr. Julie Quesada
Houston Baptist University – Coach, Dr. Gary Hartenburg

Free admission.

More Info – AHWWCB™ Program
AHWWCB™ Flyer

Aug 4 16

HBU-AHEF Teacher & Citizen Workshop – Sat, Oct 22, 2016, Houston TX

The Right Aid

The HBU-AHEF Professional Development Teacher & Citizen Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in Houston, TX! Register now!

Hosted by Houston Baptist University’s Center for Law & Liberty (HBU-CLL), HBU School of Education, and the American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF).

The topic will be “The History & Foundation of Religious Freedom in America.” Subtopics include the origins of religious tolerance in America, religious freedom as a natural right, the First Amendment and the Founders, and the relationship between church and state.

Breakfast coffee and refreshments. Lunch provided. Attendees receive 3.0 CPU credit hours of professional development from HBU School of Education. Attendees receive a complimentary copy of The Miracle of America book and materials packet.

Open to K-College public and private educators, homeschoolers, and interested citizens.

Presenters:
Dr. John Tyler, Professor of Law, Houston Baptist University
Lesley Clinton, Master Educator and Curriculum Writer
Angela Kamrath, President of AHEF and author of The Miracle of America
Carol Delac, Certified Educator and Team Lead Teacher
Dr. Chris Hammons, Director, Center for Law and Liberty, and Professor of Government, Houston Baptist University

For more information and to register, go to HBU-AHEF Teacher Workshop 2016.
Teacher Workshop Flyer 2016

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