Below are just a few of the projects in the works or already live. We rely on donors to help make these a reality through your generous contributions.
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Civics Fundamentals with Judge Douglas Ginsburg takes the 100 questions asked by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the naturalization test for U.S. citizenship – and explores the "WHY?" to discover their meaning and importance.
We have created 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 two-thirds 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 the 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. You can take the test at civicsfundamentals.org.
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We are excited to announce our newest project with Johan – New and Improved. This web series has moved 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?
First released in November 2021, Johan has worked diligently to write and film nearly forty episodes of New and Improved, now in its third season. The series is among FTCN's most popular online works, regularly averaging over 50,000 views per episode on YouTube.
Your generous support will help continue our success. Please get in touch with us here.
Pups of Liberty: The Boston Tea-Bone Party, and Pups of Liberty: The Dog-claration of Independence have a proven track record of being among izzit.org's most popular and beloved educational videos. We are delighted to see the flood of positive feedback from educators that love our two existing units. With all that popularity from our marvelous teachers, we knew in short order we had to give the teachers more of what they love!
The original award-winning animators have returned with ten short episodes on character virtues like hard work, honesty, and perseverance, totaling over twenty minutes of new "Pups" content. First launched in Spring 2022, these shorts are proving to be a hit with students and teachers alike.
To continue, we need your help. Please contact us here.
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, 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 The Idea Channel®. The 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 The 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"?
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