Road to College
College can be daunting to prepare for, especially when you’re in high school. For the first time, we will be offering our Road to College summer series to help relieve that stress. With our current exhibit, Guts and Glory: the War Train that Shaped a Nation, we will be taking an in-depth look at WWI through differing topics such as military technology, propaganda art, and global geopolitics. Through discussion-based sessions we will cover essential skills for the first year of college including thesis construction, vocabulary, historical analysis, and source citation.
This series is designed for high school students who are prepared to begin tackling college-level discussions. There will be four sessions in total — Tuesday, June 19, through Friday, June 22 — from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn from artifacts, primary resources, and our WWI exhibition.
In this meeting we will introduce the contexts of WWI, delving deeper into topics that are not typically covered until college-level history, such as the Russian Revolution, the Czechoslovak Legion, and African/Middle Eastern role in the war.
We owe many of our technological advancements to war, and this was no exception in WWI. Students will learn about the innovative technologies that shaped the course of warfare – both during WWI and since.
By its nature, propaganda aims to change your mind and tends to be very one-sided. In this session, we will explore the use of propaganda through the war from multiple countries’ perspectives and how war can have an immense effect on art and culture.
Maps and country borders are constantly in flux, which has affects on political and social identity. We will examine how war effects borders and identity of countries – with a specific focus on Czechoslovakia.
Cost: $120 for 4 sessions, Tuesday, June 19 – Friday, June 22. Register by May 14.
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