American History and Civics Program

Undergraduate and graduate summer learning program.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to offer local high school students and teachers an opportunity to earn FREE COLLEGE CREDITS by studying diverse cultural contributions to U.S. History.   

This summer (2024) students will have the opportunity to take a Native American history course focused on the American history from the perspective of American Indians. Our emphasis will allow for students to better understand the importance of keeping native voices at the forefront of American history from a local and national perspective, while exploring historical sites, hearing stories, and contributions of American Indians to the building of American democracy.  

Educators participating in the summer program will have the opportunity to engage with local and state and national experts to enrich their curriculum with authentic Native American History and also participate in Place Based Learning. 

 

THIS PROGRAM IS TUITION FREE AND INCLUDES TRAVEL!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

The deadline for all applicants is March 1, 2024 with priority given to RUSD and KUSD applicants who meet all requirments.  An admission decision will be sent on or after Friday, March 11, 2024.

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY  2024

Explore the Native American narrative and historical events from a local and national perspective, including Native American sovereignty challenges, Indian School assimilation efforts, and the clash of modernity with indigenous sustainability.  Discover how Native Americans reclaimed their relationship with the land, reaffirmed their identity through culture, and contributed to the historical narrative of the United States.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Face-to-Face and Multi-media Instruction at UW-Parkside*
JULY 8-26 | MON-FRI

Chattanooga, TN 
SUN, JULY 21-WED, JULY 24

(Sunday and Wednesday will be travel days.)

*Students need to commit to attending the program in it’s entirety.

BENEFITS 

  • Earn 3 free college credits in history at NO COST
  • Learn with state and national experts on topics related to Native American history
  • Travel to Chattanooga TN, to visit museums, national parks and historical sites for FREE

ELIGIBILITY*

  1. Student must live in Wisconsin
  2. Student must be a current high school sophomore (10th grade) or junior (11th grade) during the 2023-2024 academic year. 
  3. Student must have a cummulative gpa of 2.0 or higher, and on track to graduate high school in four years. 

*Only 100 students will be selected to participate. Student must complete all requirements of the application process to be considered for admission.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete the online Undergraduate Student Application
  2. Have your parent/guardian complete the online Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  3. Completion of teacher recommendation via a secure link
  4. Have your school counselor or designee send your transcript by email to AHC@uwp.edu

Applications for admission to the program will not be reviewed until all requirements are submitted.

APPLY NOW!

BENEFITS 

  • Earn 6 graduate credits, for FREE
  • Enrich your curriculum with authentic Native American history
  • Enhance your culturally relevant teaching practices
  • Participate in PBE learning in Chattanooga TN, for FREE

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applicants must be licensed educators, preferably in high school or middle school and teaching in a social studies area. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS*

  1. Complete the online Presidential Academy Teacher Application
  2. Send all post secondary higher education transcripts (unofficial will be accepted) by email to AHC@uwp.edu
  3. Apply on or before Friday, March 1, 2024. Admission decisions will be communicated after Monday March 11.

*Only 50 teachers will be selected to participate. In the event that the program receives more applications than available spots a wait list will be formed.

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