Growth in the MAHG program testifies to the need it addresses so well: for a substantive program in American history and government, one that accommodates the challenging schedules of current teachers. We began in 2005 with 176 bright and eager students who attended some combination of nine courses offered over four summer sessions. This past summer 293 students participated, choosing from twenty-five courses offered over five week-long sessions. Students from forty-three different states and one U.S. territory (the Virgin Islands) traveled to Ashland for the program. We now have 166 students enrolled in the full Masters program.
In May, we awarded the Masters degree to our first graduate, Karen Dombrowski; at least two other students will graduate in December. Advanced students in our program are now teaching around the nation, mentoring new teachers and sharing lesson plans and other resources with their colleagues. Students are benefiting from new insights and refreshed enthusiasm brought to them by teachers who have studied in the program. Were fulfilling our mission: to nurture renewed understanding of the stories and principles that define us as Americans.
MAHG's First Graduate Keeps Moving Forward
Five days before the 2008 commencement exercises at Ashland University, Karen Dombrowski found herself in the hospital, laid low by a stomach virus that had left her severely dehydrated. But by Thursday she was back in her 8th grade history classroom, and on Saturday she walked proudly across the Jones Terrace in front of Founders Hall to receive her Masters diploma. Read More
Telling America's Story to the Next Generation
A program that captures the imagination of the nations best high school teachers will also inspire their best students. Hence the Ashbrook Center modeled a new program for high school students on its Presidential Academy for teachers of American history and government (begun in 2006). This past summer a Congressional Academy for American History and Civics brought one hundred rising seniors from high schools across the nation to Washington, DC for two weeks of intensive study. Read More
Newly Published by Our Faculty
Thomas Krannawitter and Anthony Peacock are the latest members of the MAHG faculty to have books published with books on Abraham Lincoln and the Voting Rights Act, respectively. Read More