Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

55% of American high school seniors lack a BASIC understanding of U.S. History.

Intellectual Takeout | July 30, 2018

55% of American high school seniors lack a BASIC understanding of U.S. History.
Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) only 12% of high school seniors are proficient in U.S. History. If that number isn't bad enough, 55% of seniors lack just a basic understanding of U.S. History and only 1% are considered advanced in their knowledge of U.S. History.

Yes, it’s that bad.

We wish we could snap our fingers and fix the disaster that is education in America, but we can’t. Instead, we work our tails off to help young Americans know and understand their heritage.

As a part of our work, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students who would like to learn more about the founding of our great nation before they go back to school. Below are the details!

Seminar on America’s Founding Principles
by Prof. Jonathan Den Hartog
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

America's Founding Fathers produced the Constitution, a brilliant document which has guided the nation through 235 years of turbulent history. In this unique summer seminar, Prof. Jonathan Den Hartog will discuss the deep intellectual history which Founders like Madison, Hamilton, and Monroe used to draw up the Constitution. He will then discuss the sharp contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution. While the former produced two centuries of stability, the latter resulted in two centuries of unending political turmoil.

LOCATION
The Charlemagne Institute &
Intellectual Takeout
8011 34th Ave. S., Ste. C-48
Bloomington, MN  55425

TIME:
12:00-1:00 pm - Pizza Lunch (free)
1:00-2:00 pm  - The American Founding: The Two Enlightenments and the Constitution - Prof. Den Hartog
2:00-2:30 pm - Break
2:30-3:30 pm - The American Reaction to the French Revolution - Prof. Den Hartog
3:30-4:00 pm - Discussion
4:00-5:00 pm - Reception

This event is free to the public but requires pre-registration. Attendants must be 14 years old or above to attend. Free lunch shall be provided. Parking instructions shall be emailed upon registration. Please e-mail Contact@TheCharlemagne.org for any questions.

Register for the Seminar on America's Founding Principles

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