All classes IN-PERSON
Civics & American Government for Young Students MINI-COURSE Cancelled
As students living in and around Washington, D.C., you regularly get a front-row seat to the events of history and politics unfolding in your hometown. This summer session is designed to introduce you to the workings of government using creative, hands-on activities that simulate such processes as: how we elect a president, how a bill becomes a law, and how judges are nominated and confirmed. Each day of the week, we’ll examine a different topic including the three branches of government, the system of checks and balances that were established to safeguard democracy, the Bill of Rights, and how the Electoral College works. You may not be able to vote yet, but as an informed citizen you are part of the bedrock of democracy in the United States. Let’s learn together! *Course is repetitive, select only one of the weeks.
Hidden History in the District of ColumbiaNEWMINI-COURSE
This week-long summer course is designed to appeal to middle and early high school aged students with an interest in history. Each day we will visit out-of-the-way historical sites in the DC area and learn about their historical and/or cultural significance. We will utilize these historical sites as jumping off points for authentic instruction about the history of our nation. Travel will be provided and lunch will either be at STA or at historical sites bring own lunch.
June 21 - June 24
8:00am - 1:00pm
8:00 - meet
8:15 - departure
noon - return to STA for lunch
12:30-1:00pm - intro to next day’s sites
1:00pm - dismissal