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Site-Based Learning

National History Academy is built around learning at many of the defining sites of American history.  But you will not just take a tour as a member of the general public would.  You will gain behind-the-scenes access, often visiting with the Executive Director of the site. On many of these visits, a scholar will talk […]

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Better Angels Parliamentary Debates

National History Academy employs a parliamentary debate program which allows our students to discuss challenging modern issues, just as history‚Äôs leaders debated difficult issues at defining times of American history. This formal style of debate is designed to encourage civil discourse and was developed by our partners, the Better Angels. These debates have no judges, and […]

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Harvard Magazine features Academy President

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.

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Proudly Supported by Ken Burns

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 […]

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The Case Method of Learning

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.