Dr Christopher Burkett

Ashbrook Center

Nashville, TN

Chris Burkett is an associate professor of Political Science at Ashland University and is the co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program. He is editor of the Ashbrook Center's book, 50 Core American Documents: Required Reading for Students, Teachers, and Citizens (2013), and author of several articles and chapters on American politics and the American Founding. Dr. Burkett is also the 2011 recipient of the Edward and Louaine Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award at Ashland University.

Dr Christopher Burkett

Workshops from Dr Christopher Burkett ( may vary by event location )


50 Core American Documents: A Primary Document Education in History and Government

Too many children in modern-day America are not properly educated about our nation's rich history and legacy of freedom. We invite students to consider the American experiment in self-government as a triumph that warrants celebration, but also demands serious study. The use of primary sources allows students to see history through the eyes of their ancestors and, in turn, make their own judgments. At this workshop, we will present a teaching demo and discuss our free history curriculum.