Thursday, March 06, 2008

D.C. Freemasons promote civic duty in Washington's public schools

The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia, in partnership with the Bill of Rights Institute (BORI), is sponsoring the "Being an American" curriculum to over 50 Washington, D.C. public school American History, Government, and Civics department chiefs and teachers at the Scottish Rite Center on April 1.

"Being an American" will focus on founding documents such as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The program will help define the concept of the "American Hero," as well as provide examples of the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

BORI was founded in 1999 and has delivered instructional materials to over 90,000 classrooms in 40 states.

In 2008, D.C. Freemasons are focusing on projects that will assist the infrastructure and development of the District of Columbia's education system.

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1 comment:

  1. I know that I have expressed my disdain for institutional charity, but improving public education is the best form of charity that Masons can be involved with. Just as Masonry aids in enlightenment, so should our charities aid in the enlightenment of the citizenry.


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