How to Raise an American

How to Raise an American

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Do you love America? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now, what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them ita€™s cooler to bash this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be proud and loyal citizens? As mothers themselves, bestselling author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, they set out to create a real-world resource all parents can use to teach their kids about the greatness of Americaa€™s past, the promise of its future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority without it becoming a chore for you or your kids. This practical guide offers tips, games, activities, quizzes, and information you can use to make patriotism part of your familya€™s daily life, including: - 60-Minute Solutions that easily and seamlessly instill a love of this country - Dinner Table Debate topics that will have the whole family talking - Road trip ideas that bring Americaa€™s history to life - Books and movies that exemplify our shared ideals - Inspiring stories of American courage, honor, and ingenuity - Fun and educational ways to celebrate American holidays like the Fourth of July and Veterans Day Blyth and Winston consulted prominent historians, academics, military leaders, politicians, au-thors, scholars, film crit ics, and parents around the country to bring you a truly useful guide. Part treatise on patriotism, part American history primer, part civics lesson, this book is the antidote to the virulent America bashing our children hear every day. Inspiring and practical, How to Raise an American is a must for every patriota€”parent and child.Many local historical societies have National History Days that coordinate with this national program or have contests of their own. Also check with your statea#39;s historical society. a€c Sons of the American Revolution Essay Contest. Now called theanbsp;...

Title:How to Raise an American
Author:Myrna Blyth, Chriss Winston
Publisher:Crown Forum - 2007-03-20


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