Why America is a semester – long program jam packed with interactive seminars with renowned Constitutional experts and authorities on civics, Master Teacher Prize, Continuing Education Credits and personalized learning history contest for students.
“You cannot love what you do not know.”
This quote from historian and author David McCullough is the unofficial motto of Why America?, a program designed to inspire students to want to learn more about their country, and in so doing, come to know, and love, America.
History is unfolding in front of students like never before and most, sadly, do not know enough about it to process the living lesson of their lifetime. Teachers who have the knowledge report they would prefer not to teach civics and history for fear of agitating students — or reprisals from constituents.
But some of us remember that one teacher who opened our minds and eyes to the power of history, and the brilliance of having knowledge. Conveying that knowledge and being able to access objective, credible sources of history is more difficult than ever during this unprecedented time.
Welcome to Why America? A program designed to help teachers convey and help students answer the questions – WHY?
Why the Constitution? Why the Presidency? Why Congress? Why the First Amendment? And how was it intended to all be used?