Students have opportunities this summer to really dig into events of the recent past, as history is studied in depth with summer enrichment.
Teachers in Bexley City Schools commit themselves to enrichment classes during summertime, which enables students to expand their interests. One of the programs that was offered this summer was about the Cold War.
The class of ten students was led by Michael Featherstone and used board games about the Cold War. They discussed countries that were affected, and historical events such as the Cuban Missle Crisis, the Space Race, and post-World War II Europe.
The class explored public policy strategies and civil disobedience that was prevalent at the time.
“It’s much easier to ignore a bunch of signatures, than when people are marching with pitchforks,” Featherstone said. They also discussed political and military tactics as were applied during the era.