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The Economy of Antebellum America: Industry and Slavery

Moving further into the 19th century, “Civil War” students took a look at the economy of a burgeoning new nation during Week 2 of the Pre-Collegiate Program.  Centered around industry in the North and slavery in the South, America grew into a divided nation.  As a border state, Virginia’s economy relied on both industry and [...]

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Living the High Life in Colonial Virginia

During the colonial period, Virginia stood apart as the wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, so it should be no surprise that its inhabitants were some of the wealthiest and most prominent settlers living in all of America at the time.  In week 2 of the Pre-Collegiate Program, our “Colonial” students took in depth look [...]

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Session 2 continues with visits to Jamestown and Charlottesville

Wrapping up Week 1 of the Pre-Collegiate Program students got up close and personal with history.  Colonial students closed out their unit on the founding of Jamestown with an extremely hands-on visit to Jamestown Settlement while Civil War students got an unexpected surprise from one of America’s Founding Fathers.

Do Not Touch
Year after year students tell [...]

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So much to do, so little time

Session 2 of the 2015 Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History is off to a running start.  In only four days, the 55 students who arrived this past weekend have already had a taste of nearly everything that NIAHD has to offer.  Here’s a brief recap (with photos!) of what our students have been [...]

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The NIAHD Times Dispatch: A Video is Worth Many Words?

Dear Parents/Readers,
I apologize for this extremely short entry, but three weeks has left me rather weary. In lieu of words , I humbly submit the gift of an End of Session Video. I greatly hope that you enjoy this collection of images of trips, dancing, speakers and other activities. Your children had a wonderful time with [...]

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The NIAHD Times Dispatch #5: Just A Few Days More

            Well, dear readers, we have reached the penultimate entry and the last week of the program. Your children have a fun and edifying experience learning about the history of Virginia, and how this history relates to the country at large. The last field trips will be tomorrow, and the last full day of the [...]

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The NIAHD-Times Dispatch #4: Almost There

NIAHD Times-Dispatch #4: Almost There

                One week left! NIAHD really does go by so fast. This time next week students will have left and I will be catching a train home. As of now however, there is still the academic experience. Students were very busy with site visits on Thursday and Friday before settling in [...]

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The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #3: Halfway There

The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #3: Halfway There

                Today is roughly the halfway point of NIAHD. For students it is a day off, giving them time to relax and also participate in fun activities. RPAs are still on duty, though we do have time to things. For one of us, the writing of a blog entry is [...]

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The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #2: A President, a Judge and a Virginian Walk Into…

The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #2: A President, a Judge and a Virginian Walk Into…

         The second half of this week was just about as busy as the first half. Students went on trips, attended lectures from prominent speakers and enjoyed the nation’s birthday in one of its most historic and patriotic towns. Yours truly was very [...]

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The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #1: Welcome

Jamestown

Wren Building

Colonial Williamsburg

Jamestown

Werowocomoco

 

 

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church
The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #1: Welcome!
            Hello all! It’s been a while since I have posted on this blog. But here I am again. For new readers, I am Margaret Strolle, past NIAHD blogger, recent William and Mary graduate. For the next three weeks I will be the unofficial scribe [...]

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