1776 Unites educates.
The 1776 Unites curriculum offers authentic, inspiring stories from American history that show what is best in our national character and what our freedom makes possible even in the most difficult circumstances. 1776 Unites maintains a special focus on stories that celebrate black excellence, reject victimhood culture, and showcase African-Americans who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals.
The first installment is designed for high school students and is available below. Lessons will be added monthly, with K-8 modules coming soon.
1776 Unites Curriculum: empowering, historically accurate lessons for students of all backgrounds.
Our Woodson Center / 1776 Unites curricula are designed for high school students, and are available once you fill out the registration below. Lessons will be added monthly, with K-8 modules coming soon. Topics include:
- Stories of Black achievement from American history like Bessie Coleman, the aviator who broke through race and gender barriers to thrill audiences across America; the heroes of the 54th Massachusetts regiment, who transformed the Civil War into a battle to destroy slavery; and Biddy Mason, who was born a slave and died a millionaire real estate investor.
- 10 lessons of character building from Bob Woodson.
- Contemporary scholars of economics and sociology like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and Glenn Loury.
Created by a team of independent scholars, counselors, and role models, the 1776 Unites curriculum equips students to seize the opportunities afforded them today. These lessons are grounded in the Woodson Center Principles and help educators bring their K-12 students encouragement, enrichment, and the genuine empowerment that comes with personal agency.
As 1776 Unites founder Robert L. Woodson put it, America’s founding generation built the new nation “upon a set of virtues and values that would create a truly free society, the freest the world had ever seen. They even knew at the time it was falling short of truly delivering on that promise for all, but they knew what they were working toward.”
Each lesson in our 1776 Unites curriculum includes lesson plans, assignments, discussion questions, multimedia, and other resources. Designed to integrate easily with existing course expectations and learning outcomes, each module will have students engaging in appropriate response activities that provide opportunities for clear, measurable learning assessment. The curriculum can be implemented anywhere a child’s character is formed, whether that be the classroom, an after-school program, summer camp, church, or at home.
It is essential that children learn they are agents of their own uplift, knowing their possibilities, responsibilities, and what it means to be an American.
Have questions, comments, or suggestions for our curriculum? Contact us at email@example.com.
Use of 1776 Unites curriculum is subject to our terms.