Academy News

Better Angels featured in USA Today

The National History Academy employes a parliamentary debate program created by Better Angels which is designed to encourage civil discourse across the red/blue divide. This formal style of parliamentary debate allows students to discuss difficult and often emotionally charged topics by allowing them to direct their thoughts to a neutral party, the “Chair.”

USA Today recently featured the efforts of Better Angels: One group tries to lower the volume on the high-decibel noise dividing a polarized nation

During 2018, Academy students were able to engage in five debates, including self-selecting the topics, organizing their positions, and ultimately, chairing their own debates.  The debates allowed the students to tackle challenging modern-day issues in contrast to the historical debates studied in the cases.