The Pre-Collegiate Program is Back!

The NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Program is back in action for another exciting summer!

An uncharacteristically cold winter that lengthened many school calendars was no deterrent for the fifty students who arrived in Williamsburg on Sunday.  Some of these students had not even been out of school for more than 72 hours before the Pre-Collegiate Program began.  The hefty collection of readings waiting for them in their dorm rooms was surely a daunting reminder of the rigorous academic workload ahead of them.  But each one of these students was selected because we knew they would rise to the challenge.  As Dr. James Whittenburg told Session 1 students during Orientation on Sunday night, “There was something in your essay, something in the recommendation from your teacher, something in your transcript that showed us you have a passion for history.”  And NIAHD is thrilled to share our passion for history with each one of our bright and talented students.  Here’s a look at what they had to tackle in the first week:

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The Unwanted: A Review

One Woman Wonder: A Review of Colonial Williamsburg’s The Unwanted

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Pre-Collegiate Program By the Numbers

When the summer is over and Fall classes begin, this is the time when the NIAHD can regroup and really start evaluating the success of the previous summer and the progress of NIAHD as a whole.  After 12 consecutive summers, the Pre-Collegiate Program has continued to grow and grow.  Here’s a brief overview of the Program by the numbers:

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Session 2 Closes out the 2013 Pre-Collegiate Program

As quickly as it began, Session 2 of the Pre-Collegiate Program came to a close on Friday evening.  The last week of the program flew by even faster than the first as the students realized that their time for reading, finishing their journals, and spending time with new friends was far too fleating to savor.  For both groups, the session ends with an in-depth look at one of two riotous and defining moments in US History.  I’ll start with a glimpse of the trip highlights then continue scrolling down for a collection of pictures:

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More than just reading, writing, and field trips…

…the NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Program is about experiencing American history and college life first-hand.  Even when the students aren’t on field trips, we’re always finding unique ways for them to continue learning about history.  Here’s a brief overview of the exciting acitivities they had this summer:

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Session 2 Week 2 – Going the Distance

During the second week of NIAHD, the Colonial and Civil War students traveled near and far in the pursuit of knowledge, experiencing duels, gothic ruins, and multi-seated necessaries along the way.

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And so it begins…again. Second Session Recap

The blog has been quiet for the last week and a half, but not for lack of activity.  In fact, it’s just the opposite.  With the arrival of the students for 2nd Session, all hands are on deck and we are well underway.  After the students arrived two Sundays ago, they had only a little time to get settled before the activities began.  Here’s a look at the field trips and activities that have been keeping our students – and staff – so busy:

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…and Session 1 Ends

It is a “tradition,” it seems, that week three of the pre-collegiate program leaves little time time for reflection, and this year was no exception.  If you have been reading our intermitent posts, you’ll note that we have yet to publish anything on the last week of the program.  To  close out session one, I will post a large collection of pictures from a variety of week-three sites, and you’ll also find the final formal post on our visit to Richmond’s antebellum industrial zone.  We’ve enjoyed every minute and wish our students the best in their future endeavors.  We hope to see  you again.

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Week Two Flashed By…

During the second week of NIAHD, the Colonial and Civil War students experienced duels, gothic ruins, fireworks, and multi-seated necessaries.

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Slavery and Historic Houses–the End of Week 1

Contributed by Kyra Zemanick and Nichole Lidstrom, Resident Program Assistants
 

Students Center on Slavery at Historic Houses

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