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What if you had the opportunity, not just to learn American history, but to live it? signersigner
At National History Academy, we believe that history is the most important resource to understand where we are as a country today. Knowing where we've been gives us the tools to prepare for a better future, especially at a time when over 70% of Americans believe our democracy is at risk.
National History Academy is an important initiative to address the current crisis in teaching and learning about American history. A recent report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress concluded that only 18% of high school seniors showed proficiency in their knowledge of American history and 23% were proficient in civics. Of the seven subjects included in the Report, students scored lowest in their knowledge of U.S. history.
The Academy provides an opportunity to explore the sources of many of America's current challenges through meaningful discussions with fellow students from around the country. Our high school residential program allows students to walk in the footsteps of leaders who helped define and shape the American story and focus on critical events in our history – the creation of the Constitution, political division leading to Civil War, Martin Luther King's fight for civil rights and voting rights, and women's struggle for equal rights in America – while relating our country's history to the serious challenges we face as a country today.
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