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By encouraging literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a sustainable and just society and advance the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
Joseph P. Coulson, PhD, President, The Great Books Foundation
Reading a novel, a short story, or a poem is an act of collaboration. I mean by this that great literature needs a reader’s imagination, experiences, and emotions to fill the blank spaces of the text. Words spark a memory, a feeling, a glimpse of something
On the evening of April 9th, a panel of distinguished guests will gather for an in-depth discussion of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to commemorate the end of the Civil War. Moderators Joseph Coulson, Ph.D., president of the Great Books Foundation, and Donald Whitfield, director of Great Books Discussions, will help the panel explore the continuing significance of