Communicating with School Leadership
Parents, thank you for having the courage to advocate for your children. Communicating with school…
If your children’s school or district is using concerning literature, curriculum materials, assemblies, or guest speakers to promote a divisive ideology that has no place in the public school environment, there are curricula options that can be offered as alternatives. Minnesota law requires a district to make reasonable arrangements for alternative instruction if a parent objects to the content of the instructional materials provided to his or her child.
The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum: The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum determines what students should learn in history and civics based on the answers to a single question: What ideas, words, and deeds have most significantly formed the world into which students were born? Studying the answers to this question provides students the fullest understanding of the world in which they will live their lives.
PragerU Kids: Prager University offers free kids shows, magazines, books, action guides, resources, and community to teach and celebrate American values.
1776 Unites: The 1776 Unites curriculum offers authentic, inspiring stories from American history that show what is best in our national character and what our freedom makes possible even in the most difficult circumstances. 1776 Unites maintains a special focus on stories that celebrate black excellence, reject victimhood culture, and showcase African Americans who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals.
Bill of Rights Institute: The Bill of Rights Institute is a non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society. Its resource page offers parents and educators full texts of primary sources for U.S. history, government and civics classrooms and hundreds of ready-to-use lesson plans, essays and videos.
Izzit.org, Free to Choose Network: Educators, teachers, homeschoolers, parents, and grandparents can access educational materials, videos, teachers’ guides, activities, quizzes, and much more on a variety of subject areas.
Teaching American History: Through the Ashbrook Center, Teaching American History provides parents and educators seminars, document collections to learn more about those who lived through America’s past and their challenges and choices, a web-based document library of primary sources, and other resources.
The Tuttle Twins — America’s History: A 240-page history book that teaches inspiring stories and powerful ideas from our nation’s past to help empower children to live their best lives today. Students will learn how the ideas of America’s founding are relevant to their lives today and will be challenged to learn from the past and apply those lessons to our world.