• Featured Story

    The May-Pole of Merry Mount

    Contrast and compare two guiding ideas of the American republic: the pursuit of happiness and the spirit of reverence as personified in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story. learn more

  • The American Calendar

    Teach Memorial Day

    How should we remember those who have died in the country’s service? Learn more with selections from American authors and statesmen, including Herman Melville, Ernie Pyle, and Frederick Douglass. read more

  • The Meaning of America

    Close Reading for Civic Education

    Explore the civic dimensions of classic American stories by Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Cather, Vonnegut, and more. read more

  • About WSPWH

    Bringing America’s Stories to the Classroom

    Literary-based curricula made simple. History lessons made memorable. read more

January 1, 2016

Welcome to What So Proudly We Hail, your one-stop source for free, literary-based curricula to aid in the classroom instruction of American history, civics, social studies, and language arts. Explore this site to find creative lesson plans, video seminars, primary resources, and much more.

The Curriculum link will lead you to “The Meaning of America” discussion guides and model seminars, the “The American Calendar” e-book collection, the “Lincoln and the Constitution” discussion guides, and the “Songs for Free Men and Women” compilation.

Visit the Library link to find our complete catalog of great American short stories, speeches, study guides, discussion videos, author biographies, and primary texts.

Find us on the Civics Renewal Network, a one-stop-shopping site for free online classroom resources for civics education.

What So Proudly We Hail: Literary-based curricula made simple. History lessons made memorable.

  • Close Reading for Civic Education

    Distinguished scholar-teachers Amy and Leon Kass demonstrate how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civic education and how a pedagogical approach that stresses learning through inquiry can make primary sources come alive for students of all ages.

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