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College Produces “1776 Curriculum” To Combat Critical Race Theory


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While most colleges and universities have been promoting Critical Race Theory one college did the complete opposite.

Hillsdale College a private conservative college located in Hillsdale Michigan, has announced that they have created a 2,500 page curriculum for grades K-12 that will teach true patriotic American history.

The Senior Provest of Hillsdale Collège in  a statement declared that their curriculum will not be used as political propaganda but rather their motive behind the curriculum is to offer American students an education that isn’t tainted by communist ideology.

It’s nothing like the 1619 project which aims to teach American youth that our nation was founded in 1619 when the first slaves arrived from Africa but instead it teaches that our country was founded on 1776 when colonist declared themselves separate from Great Britain.

Fox News added more details about Hillsdale’s new curriculum:

Hillsdale College released what it is calling the “1776 Curriculum,” which is designed to give K-12 teachers the tools to teach students a more patriotic approach to American history.

“Our curriculum was created by teachers and professors – not activists, not journalists, not bureaucrats,” Dr. Kathleen O’Toole, the assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale, said in a press release. “It comes from years of studying America, its history and its founding principles, not some slap-dash journalistic scheme to achieve a partisan political end through students. It is a truly American education.”

The curriculum offers nearly 2,500 pages of materials, broken down into grade-specific lessons, while offering guidance to teachers.

The materials stand in stark contrast to the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which has gained popularity at some schools as a movement toward more race-based education has gripped the country.

The Federalist also reported about Hillsdale’s new curriculum:

Hillsdale College is a small institution with lofty values: “Goodness, Truth, and Beauty.” Now, the college is expanding its pursuit of the truth to grade schools with an American history curriculum for grades K-12, “offered for free to all who wish to learn.”

“This curriculum is a work of education,” Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn said. “It seeks to teach the truth of American history and to cultivate in students the knowledge and virtue necessary to live good lives as citizens.”

The curriculum is a response to the now de-commissioned 1776 Commission, which called for an honest restoration of American history. Arnn chaired the commission and Matthew Spalding, vice president of Hillsdale’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., served as its executive director.

Created to secure and celebrate founding principles found in the Declaration of Independence, the 1776 Commission was de-funded on President Joe Biden’s first day in office for a small note in its appendix that deemed identity politics “fundamentally incompatible with the principle of equality enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.”

Combatting critical race theory, the popularized anti-American and racist curriculum that has permeated institutions across the country, is not the purpose of Hillsdale’s latest curriculum. The 20-unit curriculum aims to strengthen civic understanding through detailed lesson plans with initial units including American history, middle school Civics courses, and high school Government and Politics courses.



 

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