National History Day first place winners receive scholarships to the 2019 Academy
The National History Academy will employ the case method, which has been the core pedagogy of Harvard Business School since the early twentieth century. Students will read and discuss cases from the History of American Democracy curriculum developed by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss.
The National History Academy is excited to announce that every student who attends the 2018 National History Academy this summer will also be attending the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical at The Kennedy Center – join us this summer to get the hottest ticket in town!
National History Academy – Summer 2019 Recruitment Promo featuring Ken Burns from National History Academy on Vimeo. National History Academy is thrilled to have the support of Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker. Ken Burns has produced over 28 documentaries, focused on great American stories including The Civil War, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and Thomas […]
The National History Academy employs the case method, which has been the core pedagogy of Harvard Business School since the early twentieth century. Students read and discuss cases from the History of American Democracy curriculum developed by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss.
U.S. Military combat veteran and acclaimed painter Joshua Osburg is the new Artist-in-Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park beginning in mid-January. Gettysburg National Military Park, in partnership with the National Parks Arts Foundation and the Gettysburg Foundation, is welcoming Osburg for a month-long residency on the Gettysburg battlefield. He will talk about his work at […]
The Mountaintop Project is a multi-year effort to restore Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello as Jefferson knew it, and to tell the stories of the people—enslaved and free—who lived and worked on the 5,000-acre plantation. On May 2, 2015, Monticello unveiled the first phase of the project which included the restoration of Mulberry Row, a new app, the […]
On June 5, 2017, James Madison’s Montpelier opened The Mere Distinction of Colour, a groundbreaking exhibition on slavery. The culmination of nearly two decades of historical and archaeological research, this exhibition explores how the legacy of slavery impacts today’s conversations about race, identity, and human rights. Visitors will also see Montpelier’s connection to the national […]
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership (JTHG) has announced the creation of the National History Academy, a 5-week summer residential camp where high school students will have the opportunity to learn by experiencing American history in the places where it happened.
The National History Academy promises to be a life-changing experience for the high school students who participate. Our goal and expectation is that for the rest of their lives, participants will look back on this five-week intensive experience and say it was the moment that their interest in American history became a life-long passion. The […]
The National History Academy is an important initiative to address the current crisis in teaching and learning about American history. A recent report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress concluded that only 18% of high school seniors showed proficiency in their knowledge of American history and 23% were proficient in civics. Of the seven […]