January 1, 2020

Welcome to What So Proudly We Hail, your one-stop source for free, literary-based curricula to aid in the classroom instruction of American history, civics, social studies, and language arts. Explore this site to find creative lesson plans, video seminars, primary resources, and much more.

The Curriculum link will lead you to “The Meaning of America” discussion guides and model seminars, the “The American Calendar” e-book collection, the “Lincoln and the Constitution” discussion guides, and the “Songs for Free Men and Women” compilation.

Visit the Library link to find our complete catalog of great American short stories, speeches, study guides, discussion videos, author biographies, and primary texts.

Find us on the Civics Renewal Network, a one-stop-shopping site for free online classroom resources for civics education.

What So Proudly We Hail: Literary-based curricula made simple. History lessons made memorable.

  • Close Reading for Civic Education

    Distinguished scholar-teachers Amy and Leon Kass demonstrate how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civic education and how a pedagogical approach that stresses learning through inquiry can make primary sources come alive for students of all ages.

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