Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Historical Thinking Skills Bootcamp 

Entering grade 9


Public and private school social studies curriculums are becoming more robust and arduous each year. Teachers are choosing to ditch traditional textbooks and antiquated lecture styles for inquiry-based learning practices incorporating investigation and evaluation of primary sources and artifacts, debate and seminar discussions, civic engagement, and argumentative and synthesis writing. Students need to be explicitly taught critical content-specific literacy skills to access and actively participate in evolving curriculums.

This summer, have your student learn invaluable skills and tools to question, analyze, evaluate, connect, and synthesize social science materials and various real-world mediums to develop their ability “to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world” (National Council for the Social Studies).
The course will be specifically designed to prepare incoming freshman students for Western Civilization.


** If the Town of Darien decides to postpone the fireworks originally scheduled for July 12, 2024 to the rain date of July 19, 2024, classes after 12:30pm will be canceled on July 19 as the town requires us to leave the Darien High School premises at 12:30pm.  Unfortunately, if the fireworks are rescheduled for this day, we will be unable to provide a refund. 


*Class will not meet on July 4.*

Historical Thinking Skills Bootcamp (LA401)
Sessions:  10
Dates:  7/15/2024 to 7/26/2024
Meeting Times: 
  • Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:  Darien High School B112
Instructor: Scott Neri
Grades:  9
Fees:  $229.00 (Class Fee)
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