National History Academy Online is designed for students with an interest in the history, law and government of the United States. NHAO offers two programs:
National History Academy Online does not offer credit at this time. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
Middle School Programs: These two-week courses require students to participate for three to four hours per day, five days per week for two weeks. Some additional, optional sessions would increase this time commitment. Typically, all synchronous class sessions are between 12:30 pm and 5 pm EST (with a scheduled one hour break at 2:00 pm) and a guest speaker series is scheduled around 7:00 pm EST (which isn’t required).
High School Programs: These one-week courses are intensive. Students are expected to spend approximately four to five hours a day for five days participating in virtual classrooms, engaged in tours, reading the case, and listening to guest speakers present. Some additional, optional sessions would increase this time commitment. Typically, all synchronous class sessions are from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. A guest speaker series is scheduled around 7:00 pm EST.
National History Academy teachers come from schools across the US and are experienced and passionate history and civics teachers.
All National History Academy high school teachers have been trained by the Case Method Institute.
Academy Middle School teachers are focused on bringing American history alive through our unique place-based curriculum using primary sources to tie together themes and sites being discussed.
Yes, NHA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization..
There are no prerequisites for National History Academy Online courses.
National History Academy Online courses are synchronous, meaning they typically require collaboration and discussion amongst classes which are scheduled at specific times. Video tours and guest speakers are also synchronous. There will be some asynchronous elements, meaning you can do reading and project work at your own pace and time during the time frame that the course is open.
We keep our online courses open for one week after the course ends, so you will have time to peruse resources even after the course is over.
You will receive an email with your login information and invitation to join the course.
Our courses are designed to be highly interactive. Participants are expected to log into their course at scheduled times to participate in classroom discussions and interactive tours.
Whether it’s a discussion, work on a shared project, or reading for the course, clear timeframes for the completion of coursework will be provided by the instructor. Just as with a traditional learning environment, participants are expected to communicate and collaborate with peers both synchronously (at a set time, using video conferencing), and asynchronously (at different times, using online discussion tools).