About BRI and this Course

About BRI  
The Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is a society in which:

·      Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others.

·      Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind.

·      Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue.

·      An education in the principles of the American founding is an education in self-government and everything we produce has self-governance as the core lesson. Every aspect of classroom lessons and culture teach values that either align with or do not align with supporting an education for self-governance.

By completing this course, you will be able to independently create lessons and develop a classroom culture that supports education for self-governance.


In this course…  
This course provides a content driven, yet thematic perspective into the 20th century. It uses case studies to explore a specific historical reasoning skill and constitutional principle(s). Each guiding question and case study will allow you to draw connections between events and topics throughout the curriculum and history.
Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of each module of this course, you will be able to:


·      Analyze lessons and materials for the historical reasoning skills and constitutional principles represented.

·      Evaluate your own efficacy in supporting the development of historical reasoning skills.

·      Evaluate your own efficacy in supporting education for self-governance.

·      Develop lessons that support historical reasoning and thinking skills.

·      Develop lessons that support education for self-governance.