HistoryCamp.org is loaded with resources for homeschoolers!
Free resources perfect for upper-middle school and high school-aged learners
- 150+ videos of discussions with noted authors
- 20+ videos of behind-the-scenes tours of historic sites
- 150+ videos of presentations on a wide variety of interesting topics from past History Camps
- Easily search across all of this content by clicking on the search icon in the nav bar
- Serious, in-depth content that engages smart, curious students
- Never political
As a history enthusiast and a homeschool mom I have attended History Camp many times. It always reignites my passion for history and gives me new ideas for unit studies, little-known nooks and crannies of local and national history that I can bring home to use with my family’s education. I trust History Camp’s content to be exciting, pertinent and thought-provoking. — Melissa Robb, Rhode Island
Streamed events weekly and in-person events annually
Every week we stream discussions with outstanding history authors Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern)—no registration required—and we record these and add them to our archive so you can view them anytime. Every year we hold one of more large in-person History Camps that bring together adults from all walks of life.
As a homeschooling parent and a history-lover, I was thrilled to discover The History Camp programs during the lockdowns. They have enabled our family to visit sites and learn unique history we wouldn’t otherwise be able to. I highly recommend them to supplement any learning, homeschooling or otherwise. — Rob Nofsinger, Snohomish, Washington
History as it happened, in-depth, complex, fascinating
Not simply the places, dates, and names, but what happened and why, and the stories of the men and women who made history large and small. Here are some highlights from our archive of presentations, discussions, and tours:
- Washington in Cambridge and the Siege of Boston—See where George Washington stayed in Cambridge and Boston and climb up to Dorchester Heights where Washington mounted the canon that ended the siege of Boston. Your guide on this walking tour is J.L. Bell, author of the daily Boston 1775 and the book, The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War.
- Boston 1773 and The Boston Tea Party—Two presentations on this critical time just a few years before the first shots were fired: The Boston Tea Party: Separating Myth from Reality After 250 Years and 1773: What Else Happened Besides the Boston Tea Party?
- Frederick Douglass—Insights from discussions with three authors, David W. Blight, PhD, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History; Linda Hirshman, author of The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation; and, Michael Burlingame, author of The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality.
- The Civil War—Several discussions and presentations, including with Dr. Allen Guelzo, author of Robert E. Lee: A Life; Kent Masterson Brown, author of Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command; and with Caroline Janney, author of Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.
. . . and these are just a very few. You’ll find so much more, from the Vikings, to the Salem Witch Trials, the founding of our nation, WWI and WWII, the space race, and on and on. Just click the search icon in the nav bar above to search across all videos from all of our events and weekly discussions.
From the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History
Our organization and all our programs are non-political and have only one goal: Helping people discover and learn about history.
- Smart, never dumbed-down—Well-suited for upper-middle school and high schoolers
- No contemporary politics—We draw the line at the Nixon administration
- Broad range of topics
- Hear directly from people who are deeply knowledgable
- History as it really happened
Learn more about our organization at The Pursuit of History, including our supporters—people like you—and our leadership—people who love history just like you. At the bottom of this page we have the history of History Camp going back to when it started in 2014.
My family loves history. We spend our leisure time volunteering at Paine House Museum and our 11-year-old is a Revolutionary War reenactor. As a homeschool mom, learning about events that are not typical courses of study creates opportunities for deep dives and digging through rich layers of learning. History Camp enriches both our hobbies and our homeschooling. — Donna Wedge, Paine House volunteer and homeschool mom