The Ashbrook Center offers two distinct Academies during the same week. One Academy, entitled “Telling America’s Story” is a good starting place for most students. The second Academy, “Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War,” will focus in on that specific era in American history and is intended for more advanced students or students who have previously participated in “Telling America’s Story.” The syllabi for each Academy are posted below:
The Ashbrook Academies are summer programs designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who share a deep interest in American history, politics, and economics. Unlike other courses or programs that tend to erode young Americans’ proper pride in their country by emphasizing its historical failures, the Academy invites students to consider the American experiment as a historical triumph, a victory for reason and the human spirit that warrants grateful celebration but also demands serious study.
The Academy on American History meets for seven days (June 16-22, 2019), while the Academy on Political Economy meets for three days (July 22-24, 2019). Both convene at the Ashbrook Center on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio immersing participants in a deep study of the biggest challenges that have faced our Republic.
The Ashbrook Academies take history, politics, and economics out of textbooks and into your life. By the end of the program, students will have acquired a deep understanding of the fundamental principles that define and unite us as Americans.