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Middle School (6–8)

History & Government

All classes IN-PERSON

Hidden History in the District of ColumbiaMINI-COURSE

Grades 7-11
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. Each stop will include an opportunity for downtime and exercise outside.
Travel will be provided and lunch will be at historical sites (weather permitting); students should bring their own lunch. 
June 17 - June 21, 2024*
8:00am - 1:00pm
*No class Wednesday, June 19
Daily Schedule:
8:30 am- meet in classroom for orientation, bring lunch and appropriate clothing for the day
8:45 am- depart in STA minibus for site visits and lunch
12:30 pm- return to STA for intro to next day’s sites
1:00 pm - dismissal

History Case StudiesMINI-COURSE

Grades 8 - 11
During this week, students will examine a historical case study from the "History of American Democracy" course originally taught at Harvard College. Students will engage in close reading of the case, expository writing, and robust discussion of the case facilitated by the teacher. In the process, students will develop an understanding of the nuance and complexity of historical moments as if they were living at the time. The teacher has been trained by Harvard Business School Professor David Moss through the Case Method Institute to adapt the case for use for secondary school students. As Dr. Moss describes the case method, students will learn “history in the present tense.” Click here to view study options.
June 17 - June 21, 2024 (no session on June 19)
12:30pm - 2:30pm 
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.