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Welcome to my Bingo for Patriots site! This site, which has grown to more than 500 pages, is all about celebrating America and learning about the founding of this exceptional nation! The Founding is filled with fascinating individuals, information, and documents! I am writing books, as well as creating games, learning tools and products to help everyone learn about the Founders and our Founding Documents. It is in those documents, as well as other writings of our Founders, that the need for a limited governmental structure and the assurance of individual liberties become clear. I further believe that we must teach ourselves and our children about the treasures, traditions, and exceptional nature of our country. These ideas are seldom taught in schools. Consequently, our national identity and pride in all that is good about America is not being passed on to the next generation. It has become my passion to teach others about this wonderful country, as well as to aid in the restoration of the United States of America to its roots as a true constitutional republic.
Susan C. Rempel, Ph.D.
Should you expand your knowledge base about the Founding and our Founding Documents? Do your children need to learn more than they are being taught in during the course of their education? Here are a few questions for your to consider:
* What do you remember from your primary and high school education about the Founding of the United States of America? Were you required to take a US History course in college? Are your children learning what you were taught or merely the snippets of information that are necessary to answer questions on standardized tests? Are they required to read primary sources, or do they rely upon their teachers and text books to interpret our history for them?
* Have your children been asked to completely read the Declaration of Independence or the entire Constitution during the course of their education? When was the last time you read the Founding Documents of our nation? Can you have a cogent discussion with them about the contents of these documents, as well as the principles contained therein?
* Did you know some educators think it is “controversial” to teach young Americans to be patriotic? Do your children recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school or even know the words to the “Star Spangled Banner?” Are your children proud to be citizens of our great nation? What have they been taught about civic responsibility?
* Are there Thanksgiving celebrations at the public school your children attend? Do your children know when to celebrate Constitution Day, George Washington’s Birthday, or Flag Day? Have you or your children even heard of “Honoring America Days?” It is actually a part of the US Code!
Although there are some teachers who go the extra mile to teach about this subject, US history receives limited attention in most classrooms. There is no time for students to delve into primary source tools such as our Founding Documents. Please click on the “What Does Your Child Know About Thomas Jefferson” link in the left column to read about inspired me to focus on this subject. You can see all of my patriotic and politically oriented bingo games by clicking on the “Patriotic Bingo Games” tab on the top menu bar.
This Website is Overflowing with Resources to Learn More About The US Founding and its Founding Documents
Use the links below to take you to hundreds of pages of fascinating letters, documents, and information about America’s Founding, its Founding Fathers and other patriots, and the Founding Documents of the United States of America. Some of the most interesting pages are noted after the section heading. Use the pull down menu at the top of the page to find links to other interesting documents, illustrations, and information:
Thirteen Colonies: British Proclamations and Documents Regarding the Colonies, British Taxation and Regulations Without Colonial Representation in Parliament, Colonial Charters and Early Documents, Committees of Correspondence, Documents Written Before 1776 Regarding Uniting the Colonies, Support for the Colonies in British Parliament
Continental Congress: First Continental Congress (Address to the People of Great Britain by the First Continental Congress, Continental Association, Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, Prayer Delivered at the Opening of the Continental Congress, Petition to the King) Second Continental Congress Arreement of Secrecy, Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, Lee Resolution, Olive Branch Petition)
Patriotism: National and Patriotic Symbols of the United States of America, Patriotic Songs, Promote Your Favorite US History, Military, or other Patriotic Charity via the Promoting Patriotism Project
This is a sister site to my UnCommon Courtesy site. With more than 200 bingo games and concentration sets on my Uncommon Courtesy site, If you are looking for holiday, religious, educational, or party themed bingo games, please visit my website: www.uncommoncourtesy.com.
Please consider supporting my efforts by mentioning this site to others, linking to this site, and downloading one of my games or products. I also have 100+ different printable educational, religious, patriotic, and party themed bingo games at www.uncommoncourtesy.com. Let’s work together to educate American youth about the Founding and First Principles! Thanks!