The What So Proudly We Hail literary-based e-curriculum, created by distinguished teacher-scholars Amy Kass and Leon Kass, is a rich source of materials compiled to aid in the classroom instruction of American history, civics, social studies, and language arts. This collection of classic American stories, speeches, and songs is based on the Kasses’ critically acclaimed anthology of the same name. It seeks to educate both hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life.

“What So Proudly We Hail e-Curriculum for Civic Education Now Available Online,” press release, 06/12/13 (PDF)

Curriculum Summary (PDF)

Sample Curriculum for Flag Day with Lesson Plan

  • 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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