ON-Lion Letter
What does it mean to be an American?  What do we have in common, and what unites us?  What do we look up to and revere?  For what are we willing to fight and to sacrifice?  And finally, how can we produce good citizens?

The literary-based "What So Proudly We Hail" e-curriculum speaks directly to these questions.  Created by distinguished University of Chicago teacher-scholars Amy Kass and Leon Kass, a Bradley Prize recipient, the curriculum is a rich source of materials compiled to aid in the classroom instruction of American history, civics, social studies, and language arts. 

Its collection of classic American stories, speeches, and songs is based on the Kasses' critically acclaimed anthology of the same name, which has just been newly released in paperback.  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.

Unlike other efforts to improve civic knowledge and virtue, "What So Proudly We Hail" assumes that developing robust American citizens is a matter of the heart as well as the mind, and requires more than approving our lofty principles or knowing our history and institutions.

Through video discussions and in-depth study guides, it recreates the experience of a seminar classroom.  Listen and learn as the Kasses discuss some of the greatest works of American literature with noted commentators.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports "What So Proudly We Hail."
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