Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Hillsdale College Launches ‘1776 Curriculum,’ Promoting ‘Honest History’ in K–12 Classrooms

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Hillsdale College, a classical liberal arts institution whose leaders held key positions in the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission, has released a new K–12 curriculum that aims to teach young Americans “honest history” and an “accurate account of civics.” The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum, according to the school’s website, provides an entire lesson plan that covers the American founding and the Civil War for students in kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as complete civics and government courses for middle and high school students. It also contains homework assignments, quizzes, tests, study guides, and supplementary primary and secondary resource recommendations for teacher and student use. The curriculum carries on the mission of the now-dissolved 1776 Commission, which was tasked by President Donald Trump to produce a report on the nation’s founding principles while providing guidance on how the federal government could promote those principles in public education. Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale’s president, …

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