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

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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 us and we enjoyed having them. Enjoy the video. It’s long, but it has to be to show you how much is done at NIAHD. 🙂

Published in: on July 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm Comments (0)

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 program will be Friday. These next few days will be filled with various tasks, but before I embark on those, I must relay what we have done the past several days.

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Published in: on July 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm Comments (0)

The NIAHD-Times Dispatch #4: Almost There

NIAHD Times-Dispatch #4: Almost There

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Published in: on July 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments (0)

The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #3: Halfway There

The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #3: Halfway There

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Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm Comments (0)

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…

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Published in: on July 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm Comments (0)

The NIAHD Times-Dispatch #1: Welcome

Jamestown
Jamestown

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Published in: on July 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm Comments (0)
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The End of Session 2

The students have departed and the  2014 Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History has come to a close.   The final week of the program for any session is a whirlwind of emotion and activity as students hustle to finish their essays and savor the last days spent with new friends.  For the final blog entry of the 2014 Pre-Collegiate Program, allow us to forgo the extended explications.  Images capture memories better than words.  Here is the last week of the 2014 Pre-Collegiate Program as seen through the eyes of our students and RPAs.  Enjoy.

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Published in: on August 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm Comments (0)

A Tutorial on English Country Dancing (w/ Pictures)

“Next to good-breeding,” said [Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)], “is genteel manners and carriage,” and the best method to acquire these is through a knowledge of dance.  “Now to acquire a graceful air, you must attend to your dancing; no one can either sit, stand, or walk well, unless he dances well.”  Source: Joseph E. Marks III, American Learns to Dance: A Historical Study of Dance Education in American Before 1900 (New York: Exposition Press, 1957), pp. 47-48.

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Published in: on July 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm Comments (0)

Adapting and Learning

Week 2 of the Pre-Collegiate Program presented several challenges for both students and staff.  Students – especially those in the “Civil War” course – traveled farther than they ever imagined we would take them.  And a rainy day forced students in the “Colonial” course to rearrange two day whole days, combining two trips into one.  When it was all said and done, the students adapted well and still brought their A-games to every discussion.  Here are some of the highlights from Week 2…

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Published in: on July 28, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments (0)

2014 Session 2 – Week 1

By all accounts, the first week of the Pre-Collegiate Program is the most challenging.  The students find themselves in unfamiliar environments surrounded by 60+ strangers.  But Pre-Col students persevere.  Driven by the desire to meet new people and a willingness to let our instructors turn everything they know about American history on its head, they take it in stride and keep moving forward.  The reward?  New friends, new stories, and  a deeper understanding of history.  Here’s a look at just a few of the places they went in that first week:

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Published in: on July 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm Comments (0)