History

History

Hidden History of Milwaukee (Grades 5-8)

Hidden History of Milwaukee

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Come join MUHS History teachers as they explore the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology and economics in how our city developed. If you’re the kind of student that looks around and says, “I wonder what it was like here a hundred years ago,” this class is for you! Sites visited will be different from previous Summer EXPLORE! sessions.

June 26 – 27 (Wednesday Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Riding Through Milwaukee's Transportation History (Grades 5-9)

Riding Through Milwaukee's Transportation History (Grades 5-9)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

For centuries, Milwaukee has been a hub of transportation for on land and water. Take a ride (literally) back into Milwaukee’s transportation history in this exciting two-day camp. Campers will jump aboard the Hop, Milwaukee’s new electric street car, visit the Harley Davidson Museum and take a boat trip to learn this history up close.

July 8 – 9 (Monday – Tuesday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 8

Civil War Summer Institute (Grades 5-9)

Civil War Summer Institute

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

This year’s camp will focus on the battle at Gettysburg where campers will learn the battle through game scenarios using scaled maps and toy soldiers. We will also visit a memorial and museum dedicated to a local Gettysburg hero and medal of honor winner. The final day will take place at the Kenosha Civil War Museum where campers will work with museum staff to create a temporary exhibit on famous Gettysburg leaders.

July 15 – 17 (Monday – Wednesday)
July 15 9 a.m. – Noon
July 16 9 a.m. – Noon
July 17 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Kenosha Civil War Museum (bring lunch)
Fee: $175
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 16

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