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Bush Institute Launches “Freedom Matters!” – Online High-School Curriculum on Global Democracy

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UNIVERSITY PARK, TX March 25, 2015 - Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush announced today a new online curriculum to help students connect the foundations of freedom to today’s global struggles for liberty. According to Mrs. Bush, “Our goal with Freedom Matters! is simple: to foster the next generation of Americans to care about democracy and individual liberty at home and abroad.”

Freedom Matters! combines videos of the personal stories of democratic advocates with text and photos outlining the importance of limited representative government, the rule of law, and the protection of individual rights.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, TX March 25, 2015 - Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush announced today a new online curriculum to help students connect the foundations of freedom to today’s global struggles for liberty. According to Mrs. Bush, “Our goal with Freedom Matters! is simple: to foster the next generation of Americans to care about democracy and individual liberty at home and abroad.”

Freedom Matters! combines videos of the personal stories of democratic advocates with text and photos outlining the importance of limited representative government, the rule of law, and the protection of individual rights.

“We are extremely proud to have helped with the web design and video production on this important project,” said Grace Creek Media VP John Sorensen. “The personal video stories archived in the Freedom Collection make the subject come alive. Through Freedom Matters! students come face-to-face with real heroes.”

The curriculum consists of four units of teacher-led plans and supporting materials, and includes interviews and short documentaries produced by Grace Creek Media for the Bush Institute’s Freedom Collection.

Freedom Matters! was created by The Bush Institute in cooperation with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and with participation from leading curriculum developers and subject matter experts. Evaluators from Johns Hopkins University and Southern Methodist University facilitated independent review and field testing by educators from across Texas. The curriculum is made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
To view the Freedom Matters! curriculum, visit: www.freedomcollection.org/curriculum.