Welcome to The Founding! Provided by the American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF), The Founding is a weekly blog that features articles, videos, research, and teaching ideas on America’s philosophical heritage for citizens, teachers, and homeschoolers. It explores American rights and responsibilities and what it means to be an American, giving special attention to the Bible-based principles that shaped America’s foundations. Studies confirm that this information is missing in many schools today and that Americans today are deficient in civic knowledge about our nation.
The Founding is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative that seeks to promote the understanding and teaching of America’s founding principles in order to preserve the American idea and to help restore an educated citizenry in our self-governing republic.
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We support the ideas of Freedom, Unity, Progress, and Responsibility (FUPR). We believe that without the teaching and learning of these four concepts, America, as we know it, is at risk. For more information on FUPR, see http://americanheritage.org/index.php/en-us/fupr.
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Activity: America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty (ES-HS), American Heritage Themes Unit, pp. 21-27. ES-HS.