CIVICS FUNDAMENTALS WITH JUDGE DOUGLAS GINSBURG
Civics Fundamentals with Judge Douglas Ginsburg will take the 100 questions asked by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the naturalization test for U.S. citizenship – and explore the "WHY?" to discover their meaning and importance.
We will create a two-minute video for each of the 100 questions that can be used as turnkey lessons in civics education classes nationwide. Our goal is to move beyond rote memorization of facts that dominate the current civics curriculum toward "inquiry-based instruction" that engages learners and, for that reason, is becoming more prevalent in education today. For example, one question asks, "What is the supreme law of the land?" but does not explain the concept of a "supreme law" – or why having a "supreme law" is essential to equality before the law.
It is estimated 2/3rd of Americans could not pass the test for U.S. citizenship, so this project is both timely and relevant. It is important to note in December 2020, the test was revised to 128 questions, but implementation of the new test has been delayed. Our project will address both the current 100 questions, as well as the revised 128 questions and will give us an important “first to market” opportunity when the 2020 exam is eventually put in service.
To support this project, contact us here.
CREATIVE DISRUPTION WITH JOHAN NORBERG
We are excited to announce our newest project with Johan – Creative Disruption. This web series will move Johan from behind his desk out into the world to investigate and report on how capitalism improves the human condition. What are the implications of having a coffee shop on seemingly every corner? Who invented the container ship, and how did this advance trade and improve society? Did the limited company lead to greater investment and wealth worldwide?
Johan has been working diligently to write and film at least 26 episodes by this summer, and we have plans to release the first episode of Creative Disruption by the 21st of October – the anniversary of the day Thomas Edison created the first workable lightbulb.
But, to do so, we need your help. Please reach out to us here.
PUPS OF LIBERTY: SHORT TAILS
Pups of Liberty: The Boston Tea-Bone Party, and Pups of Liberty: The Dog-claration of Independence are to this day some of izzit.org's most popular educational videos if measured by views. In addition, we continue to receive copious amounts of positive feedback after all these from educators that love the two units! With all that popularity, it was only a matter of time before we decided we had to follow these up. We have contracted the original award-winning animators for five more short two-minute episodes now, totaling ten minutes of new "Pups" content. These Pups short episodes will be called "Short Tails" and are sure to be a hit.
We are actively fundraising for episodes six through ten now. Please contact us here.
FREE TO CHOOSE MEDIA PODCAST
The goal of the Free To Choose Media Podcast is to utilize a new means of distribution for The Idea Channel® library of programs.
The podcast started in the Fall of 2018 with the Milton Friedman Speaks 15-part series. This will be used as a way to bring Friedman’s ideas to the forefront of the listener’s minds. After those programs, the content will be chosen based on the relevance of current events. The long-term goal is to build a large audience and invite guests to do interviews or hold conversations with one another on a specific subject.
The podcasts are available on Stitcher, iTunes, Luminary, and Spotify.
If you have an interest in learning more about our podcasts or are interested in funding this project, please contact us via email here.
Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, Bob Chitester, and even one of Robert Bork's last interviews of his life, were all recorded as part of Free To Choose Network's Idea Channel®. Idea Channel was a good "idea" (pun intended) back when it was first created, and it is just as relevant today... if not even more so.
Free To Choose Network's Idea Channel content has been warmly received and is now on YouTube and other distribution channels where the talks and interviews combined have received millions of views. Who would you like to see interviewed next? Which talk is going to be the next "must-see"?
Reach us here.