Since 1983, Ashbrook has demonstrated an extraordinary track record of success by building and refining a series of high-quality programs that impact teachers, students, and citizens.
Through the use of great books and original historical documents, Ashbrook teaches students across our country what America is and what America represents in the long history of the world.
At the heart of the Ashbrook Center’s work is the Ashbrook Scholar Program, a top-rated academic program for a select group of undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Political Science, History, or Political Economy at Ashland University.
Ashbrook Scholars study with some of the finest faculty in the nation and undertake a program of courses and activities that challenge their mettle and bring out the best qualities of their character. It is a rigorous program for serious, public-spirited students with a passion for civic leadership.
In addition to the Ashbrook Scholar Program, the Center runs a wide variety of programs designed to assist America’s social studies teachers to become ever better at the undeniably important job of educating each new generation of Americans about their nation’s history and government. We do this through our Master’s in American History and Government program as well as free webinars and seminars held across the country.
Rather than teaching through textbooks, Ashbrook engages students and teachers in conversations about primary source documents and through these documents deepens their knowledge of American history and constitutional principles.