Was the United States justified in developing the atomic bomb to end World War II? Is it ever appropriate for a nation to limit free speech? Do the benefits of the Industrial Revolution outweigh the harms? In this course, students will grapple with a number of controversial topics in United States History, World History, and Public Policy. In evaluating multiple perspectives of various issues, you will develop skills in researching and presenting your ideas in an academically rigorous and equally fun way. The emphasis in this course is not on “finding the right answer”, but on understanding the process of reasoning and thinking logically through complex historical and philosophical issues. You will learn to actively listen, evaluate arguments, formulate clear opinions, and defend conclusions against refutation. The skills developed in this course will help you become a better thinker across many disciplines!
Big Questions And Controversies In History
For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students
Your Summer of Discovery Awaits
MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating. Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.