Dates & Details

High School Online Programs

2021 Sessions

This summer, NHA Online is offering two cases each week. Students are free to pick and choose which cases they would like to register for from either track, but we also offer a track for students who are new to our program (all Session A courses), and track for students who have attended our programs previously (all Session B courses). These are mere suggestions; students should feel free to select topics that interest them as there are no prerequisites for any of the courses.

DatesSession ASession B
July 5-9, 2021James Madison, the ‘Federal Negative,’ and the Making of the U.S. ConstitutionDemocracy, Sovereignty, and the Struggle over Cherokee Removal
July 12-16, 2021A Nation Divided: The United States and the Challenge of SecessionReconstruction: The Crisis of 1877
July 19-23, 2021Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting RightsBattle Over a Bank: Defining the Limits of Federal Power Under a New Constitution
July 26-30, 2021Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The Fight Over the ERAUpton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and the Debate over Federal Meat Inspection
Session 1 A
July 5 – 9

James Madison, the ‘Federal Negative,’ and the Making of the U.S. Constitution

Study the debate over the balance of power between the federal government and the states, while making virtual visits to James Madison’s Montpelier and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Session 1 B
July 5 – 9

Democracy, Sovereignty, and the Struggle over Cherokee Removal

Study the history of U.S. and Native American relations through the perspective of the Cherokee Nation while visiting The Trail of Tears. 

Session 2 A
July 12 – 16

A Nation Divided: The United States and the Challenge of Secession

At the onset of the Civil War, the country was divided like never before. Study Lincoln’s decision-making process to save the union in the context of today’s red-blue divide. 

Session 2 B
July 12 – 16

Reconstruction: The Crisis of 1877

At the end of the Civil War, the United States of America had to find a way to reunite. Study the era of Reconstruction and the experiences of the former enslaved peoples who fought for equality in the South. 

Session 3 A
July 19 – 23

Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights

Study Martin Luther King’s leadership role in non-violent protest during the Civil Rights movement in the context of our continuing fight for racial justice in America. Virtual visits to the MLK home/Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and the Legacy Museum.

Session 3 B
July 19 – 23

Battle Over a Bank: Defining the Limits of Federal Power Under a New Constitution

After the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the founding fathers still had many issues to debate. Study the creation and passing of the Bill of Rights and the role of Alexander Hamilton in establishing the First Bank.

Session 4 A
July 26 – 30

Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The Fight Over the ERA

Study women’s ongoing fight for equal rights, from the 19th century to today. Virtual visit to Seneca Falls.

Session 4 B
July 26 – 30

Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and the Debate over Federal Meat Inspection

Study the rise of federal regulation and the power of the press during the Gilded Age through Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and the work of President Theodore Roosevelt. 

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 6:00 pm EST.

Tuition

Tuition for each one-week session is $95. To ensure the program is accessible for all, we offer a generous scholarship program. Applying for a scholarship is easy: just check the “Scholarship” box on the Application.

National History Academy is part of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and tuition received will defray the costs of the program.