Did you know that Teaching American History’s home institution, the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, offers programs for high school students? If you know a rising junior or senior who loves talking about American history, politics, or political economy, we invite you to encourage him or her to apply for one of our Summer Academies.
With social distancing policies still in place across the country and traveling across state lines being discouraged, Ashbrook has decided to conduct our summer academies for high school students online rather than on campus. We are excited to be able to offer these programs to your students this summer even while the COVID-19 crisis continues.
As you may know, in our Master of American History and Government program, we have been conducting live online classes for teachers for years, so we are confident that we will be able to bring that same quality instruction to these online Academies. The seminars will still be conversations not lectures, and the students will get to interact with one another and our professors.
Students can choose between three different topics:
Telling America’s Story | June 14-20
This academy provides a perfect starting point for students interested in digging deeper into American history and government through the use of original documents.
Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | June 14-20
Intended for more advanced students, this program will take participants on an in-depth exploration of perhaps the most difficult era in American history, the Civil War.
Self-Government and Commerce in the Founding Era | July 20-24
This program will help students understand how the American Founders views on economics were related to the form of government they chose, and vice versa.
Applications for all programs are due June 1, 2020. For more information, visit AshbrookAcademy.org.