Middle School Programs

This one-week summer experience for rising 7th, 8th and 9th-grade students provides an opportunity to:

  • Explore history through a series of virtual site visits and presentations from historians and site content experts.
  • Analyze and Evaluate powerful primary source texts and contemporary news articles in historical context.
  • Share in civil discourse with peers led by teachers eager to make connections between the site visits, lectures, documents, and conversations.
  • Connect the past to the present through current events, articles, and discussion rooted in connecting the past to the present.

Students will explore U.S. History through specific themes, driven by essential questions to guide you in your studies as you develop greater historical knowledge and understanding.

Each week, you will spend about three-four hours a day in small online classes led by top history teachers from around the country. In daily classes, you will meet to explore the theme of the week. Three days a week will include one-hour virtual tours of relevant sites. During the course of the session, you will work in smaller groups on a final collaborative project. A national leader or historian will speak on the final day.