Dates & Details

Middle School Online Programs

Dates & Details

2021 Sessions:

Session 1
July 5 – 9


In light of the Covid-19 vaccine, we will study the historical examples of innovation through the search for the polio vaccine, the development of the automobile, Thomas Edison’s research and development laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, VA.

Session 2
July 12 – 16

Diplomacy and Leadership

Diplomacy and leadership are important for creating and maintaining national unity.  Learn how the words and actions of Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass led to national unity, not only in their time, but for today.  We will also explore how diplomacy at the Chamizal National Memorial is significant nationally and internationally.

Session 3
July 19 – 23

We the People

Explore how the stories of people and places in the United States have created our nation’s identity as we explore phrases of the Constitution’s Preamble:  We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, provide for the common defense and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity…

Session 4
July 26 – 30

Power to the People

Learn about the individuals who helped to spark change in our communities, society, and country.  Students will explore women in the workforce at Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park, learn about the student activists at the Greensboro Sit-Ins, visit Stonewall in NYC to learn about the individuals who helped to improve rights for the LGBTQ community, and end our week with a visit to Cesar Chavez National Monument to learn about the role of Chavez and the UFW to improve labor conditions.

Time Commitment

Typically, all synchronous class sessions are between 12:30 pm and 4 pm EDT (with a scheduled one-hour break at 2:00 pm) and a guest speaker series is scheduled around 6:00 pm EDT (which is not required). There is also an optional Town Hall meeting one night per week at 6:00 pm EDT.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for each one-week session is $95, and space is limited. 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.