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First Principles

The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission, The 1776 Report

Heritage Foundation, Civics Studies: Why They Matter, What Parents and Teachers Think, and How They Can Reclaim Truth


Model Curriculums

The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum

Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum (2003)


Model Textbooks and Associated Teaching Resources

Wilfred McClay, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

AAT Education


Primary Sources

America’s Founding Documents

Bruce Frohnen, The American Republic: Primary Sources

Bruce Frohnen, The American Nation: Primary Sources

Liberty Fund: Online Library of Liberty: Primary Sources

Liberty Fund: Online Library of Liberty: American Revolution and Constitution

Liberty Fund: Online Library of Liberty: The Founding Fathers of the Constitution


Civics and History Teaching Resources

1776 Unites: Curriculum

American Heritage Education Foundation

Bill of Rights Institute

Classic Learning Test

The Concord Review

FIRE: High School Curriculum


Heritage: Civics Lessons and Resources

How to Raise an American

The Leadership Foundation for American Values 

National Constitution Center

Pioneer Institute, “The Business of America is Business”: 25 Resources for High School Students

Real Clear Public Affairs: American Civics

Teaching American History

Texas Law-Related Education

Truth In Between: Alternative Reading Guide for the 1619 Project Essays

Truth in Textbooks


Higher Education

Jack Miller Center

School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University

Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, University of Colorado, Boulder

Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization