The National History Academy by the numbers:
- 35 Days
- 100 Student Scholars
- 6 Master Teachers
- 12 Teaching Assistants
- 42 Historic Sites
- 7 Keynote Lectures
- 1 Volunteer Day
The National History Academy is hosted at Foxcroft School, a premier student-centered private secondary school campus in Middleburg, Virginia conveniently located within driving distance of many important historic sites.
The Academy will offer an inspiring and engaging learning environment. Each week, the students will take 3-4 trips to historic sites. On classroom days, the Academy will use the case method-based History of American Democracy curriculum developed by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss. This curriculum allows students to engage more deeply with the history they are studying as they explore sites.
Students will read primary source documents and engage in rich debate and discussion about significant periods in American history. The Academy will employ a hybrid of formal and informal learning methods through case discussion, reading texts, watching films and documentaries, and lectures by noted scholars. All of this will be further explored through collaborative learning experiences during the immersive on-site visits.