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Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club

To foster a love of history and encourage socialization with other passionate students, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is hosting the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club! This fall is the start of the third year of this amazing program! 

The Fall 2022 10 week program this fall will begin September 20th on the topic of World War II.  Middle 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 knowledge of 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. 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 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.

Days of the week for History Club are subject to change based on numbers. For example, in the past, History Club has been held on Tuesdays for both middle and high school students. We are expecting to have enough students for each session, but we encourage you to sign up, even if you have a conflict, and note in your application if you have a preference. 

Questions? Contact Education@MOHHC.org.

The boxes below show the draft of the fall 2022 curriculum.  Please note that there will be a final optional project in the spring of 2023 on World War II for cash prizes.

Week 1: Introduction to History Club

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

Week 2: Hacksaw Ridge

Learn about Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss and review clips from the movie.

Week 3: Air Power

Learn the importance of air power and how the Air Corps almost wasn't!

Week 4: Tarawa

Explore the story of Medal of Honor recipient Alexander Bonnyman!

Week 5: Leyte Gulf

Taking a closer look at the decisive battle of Leyte Gulf and its effects.

Week 6: USO

As war continues how do you keep up morale? Why comedy, music and a piece of home of course! This week we look at how the USO contributed to the war effort.

Week 7: D-Day

Operation Overlord, Normandy! The largest air, land, and naval battle in history. This week and next we will be discussing the planning and effects of D-Day.

Week 8: D-Day Part II

Can't limit our discussion of D-Day to just one week! So this week is Part II.

Week 9: Battle of the Bulge

Evaluate the one last push by the Germans to stay in the war.

Week 10: Book Club

An opportunity to show us what you are reading/have read! Tell us about your favorite book about WWII (you can have more than one!)