Overview

National History Academy Online is a summer experience for high school students interested in the history, law and government of the United States. Each week, you will immerse yourself in a case developed by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss’s Case Method Institute and spend 2 days virtually visiting seminal historic sites.

National History Academy Online is a unique summer experience for rising 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students and recent high school graduates with an interest in the history, law and government of the United States of America. We believe that by studying our past, you can better understand the serious issues we are facing as a country today. National History Academy Online offers an inspiring and engaging learning environment.

Each week, you will immerse yourself in a case developed by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss’s Case Method Institute. You will also spend two days virtually visiting our country’s seminal historic sites and delving deeply into major themes related to the case and the challenging issues we’re facing as a country today. The Academy utilizes a hybrid of formal and informal learning methods through case discussions, virtual site visits, and lectures by noted leaders and scholars. The website design allows interaction in classrooms and with distinguished speakers. 

Enroll in one, two, three, or all four sessions.

July 6-10 – “James Madison, the ‘Federal Negative,’ and the Making of the U.S. Constitution”

July 13-17 – “A Nation Divided: The United States and the Challenge of Secession”

July 20-24 – “Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights”

July 27-31 -“Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The Fight Over the ERA

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.

Free Tuition

Tuition for each one-week session is free, but you must fill out an application for the Academy to participate. National History Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and any donations received are greatly appreciated and will help defray the costs of the program.

Cost and Session Information

National History Academy Online will offer a series of four one-week sessions built around Harvard Business School Professor David Moss’s case-based “History of American Democracy” curriculum, with an average of three hours of classroom time each day. In addition to the cases, students will make online visits to two important historic sites and hear from nationally known speakers. Enroll in one, two, three, or all four sessions. July 6-10 – “James Madison, the ‘Federal Negative,’ and the Making of the U.S. Constitution” July 13-17 – “A Nation Divided: The United States and the Challenge of Secession” July 20-24 – “Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights” July 27-31 -“Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: The Fight Over the ERA”

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