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History Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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Embarking on a mentorship in history provides a window into the past that provides fresh insight into the present. Students can tie history inquiry to existing passions, whether for dance, music, or visual arts, or curiosity about a particular era or region of the world. Historical study informs how present societies evolved by examining cultural, political, social, and economic influences across space and time, allowing students to envision how individuals, nations, and the global community might develop in the future. 

Whether studying cultural, social, economic, diplomatic, or intellectual history, students can develop their skills in chronological thinking, reading comprehension, historical analysis, interpreting primary and secondary sources, conducting  bibliographic research, and honing their academic writing. 



Research paper on ancient Celtic peoples within Britain

Course module on mass incarceration in the US from Reconstruction through the present, with a focus on how prison is depicted in our culture and the media

Recording of an original arrangement of celebrated Irish songs which involved a musical collaboration between mentor and mentee after a deep study of the historic, cultural, and musical significance of the pieces

Literature review paper on the history of musical instrument innovation, with a focus on the European trumpet

A research paper examining the history of abortion debates in the US since Roe v. Wade and resulting culture wars.

Essay exploring the history and musical evolution of Detroit techno

A curriculum on Asian American history created to fill existing gaps in high schoolers knowledge and to highlight underrepresented stories of Asian American discrimination

Historical analysis of dance's evolution in the United States, and how "American dance" embodies the ideals of freedom and democracy

Academic paper investigating the role of nationalism in sustaining the Palestine/Israel conflict

Historical deep-dive into the work of Jane Adams, a pioneer of the Settlement House movement and modern philanthropic work

Original website sharing historical, political and economical information on the global refugee crisis with resources encouraging advocacy

Transmedia project focused on Holocaust remembrance using personal narratives and photojournalism to record survivor testimonials