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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 Spring 2022 10 week program this fall will begin February 1st on the topic of World War II.  Middle school and high school students meet on Tuesdays 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. Current 5-12 grade students are welcome to apply; mature 4th graders with a demonstrated passion for history are accepted on a limited basis with the approval of one of their academic teachers. 

We will continue to closely monitor the CDC and Hamilton County Department of Health guidelines, which students will be required to follow. As of December 1st, masks are recommended. 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 SPRING 2022 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 show the draft of the spring 2022 curriculum.  Please note that there will be a final optional project.

Week 1: Introduction to History Club

Welcome to History Club! Meet other students and hear about the exciting semester ahead. We also will review the optional end of semester oral history project.

Week 2: The Road to War

Lecture on the events that led to WWII in both Europe and the pacific.

Week 3: Building a Fighting Force

Analyze the steps taken to build a force ready to meet the need for a two-front war on land, sea, and in the air.

Week 4: Women in WWII

Explore the change in the role of women during WWII with an emphasis on the Women's Army Corps.

Week 5: Executive Order 9066

Hear a first-hand account of the impact of Japanese internment.

Week 6: Homefront & Changes in Chattanooga

Lecture on how life changed on the homefront, especially in Chattanooga during WWII.

Week 7: Midway

Describe the significance of the Battle of Midway.

Week 8: North Africa and Italy

Explore the campaigns in North Africa and Italy.

Week 9: WWII Museum in New Orleans

Participate in a webinar with the WWII Museum.

Week 10: Presentations & Celebration

Celebrate a successful semester and present optional oral history projects!