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Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club

To foster a love of history, as well as encourage safe socialization in the age of COVID-19, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is hosting the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club!

The 10 week program this fall will begin September 28th and 30th on the topic of the Civil War.  Middle School students meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM and High Schools students meet on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 PM at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. Students are encouraged to arrive between 4:30-4:45 for snack/socializing time before programming begins at 5:00.  We will continue to closely monitor the CDC and Hamilton County Department of Health guidelines, which students will be required to follow.  Thanks to the generosity of the Astre Foundation, the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club is free for students.

Click Here to Apply! 

We are accepting applications for the FALL 2021 semester of History Club!  All Middle & High School students are invited to apply HERE. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Questions? Contact Education@MOHHC.org.

The boxes below are a draft version of the fall 2021 curriculum.  Please note that there is a final optional project for cash prizes thanks to the generosity of the Civil War Roundtable.  

Week 1: Introduction to History Club

Welcome to History Club! Meet other students and hear about the exciting semester ahead.

Week 2: Causes of the Civil War

Lecture from the Civil War Round Table on the events leading to secession.

Week 3: The Battles of Chattanooga

Civil War Round Table Panel on the significance of Chattanooga during the Civil War. Optional battlefield tour on Saturday, October 16th.

Week 4: Primary Source Analysis

Analyze important primary sources from the Civil War.

Week 5: Women in War

Explore the stories of women in the Civil War, especially the only female Medal of Honor Recipient, Dr. Mary Walker.

Week 6: The Civil War in the Modern Day

Analyze how the Civil War is discussed in the present day.

Week 7: How do we remember the Civil War?

Civil War Round Table panel and discussion on the Civil War and the long-lasting effects on our society.

Week 8: The War is Over, Now What?

Describe life and society in the postwar South.

Week 9: Project Work Time

Work time and collaboration with experts to finalize Civil War projects.

Week 10: Presentations & Celebration

Celebrate a successful semester with special guests, including awards for final projects.