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Peter Robyn’s HistoryStrips Aims to Educate Americans -
December 6, 2010

That project is HistoryStrips — poster-size timelines that feature
colorful depictions of the bills, battles, politicians and patriots that
have shaped the nation. Each strip chronicles a 50-year block of
American history.

“Most Americans know very little about our country, our heritage,” he
said. “It bugs me.”

History buffs have greeted the strips with enthusiasm. When Marty Maher,
the Brooklyn Parks Department chief of staff who participates in
colonial-era re-enactments in his spare time, saw the first strip, which
covers 1763 to 1812, he knew that it was just the teaching tool needed
to familiarize generations of Americans raised on television and video
games with their history.
education  history  Dominion_Institute  re-enactments 
december 2010 by jerryking
Canada is failing history
Jun. 18, 2009 | Globe & Mail | by Marc Chalifoux and J.D.M.
Stewart. To function in a modern democracy, citizens must understand
the country’s past. We must teach them. Caanda's first four prime
ministers were: (1) John Alexander Macdonald (C) (2) Alexander Mackenzie
(L) (3) John Joseph Caldwell Abbott (C) (1st Cnd. born) and (4) John
Sparrow David Thompson (C).
Canada  democracy  education  engaged_citizenry  history  schools  Dominion_Institute  nation_builders  Sir_John_A._Macdonald  civics 
june 2009 by jerryking
Work & Career: Grey Nation
April 2009 | | by Rudyard Griffiths. Griffiths
is the co-founder of the Dominion Institute and the author of Who We
Are: A Citizen's Manifesto (Douglas & McIntyre, 2009), from which
this article is excerpted.
Rudyard_Griffiths  baby_boomers  retirement  Dominion_Institute 
april 2009 by jerryking

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