History is all around us in this part of Virginia. Take advantage of that at Sweet Briar’s Explore History Weekend where you will learn about history using a variety of hands-on learning experiences.
Spend a weekend on our beautiful campus and work with original sources and artifacts to learn about life on a southern plantation after the Civil War. Go behind the scenes at a rare books archive and a historical museum and experience historical techniques of manufacturing.
This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.
Explore History Weekend | April 6-7, 2018
Cost is $90 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.
Please register below by March 12 for highest priority. Space is limited.
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Friday, April 6, 2018
Event Introduction: Hands on the Past
Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Group Work – Option A
Learn about design and engineering techniques used throughout history, from the Ancient World until the Industrial Revolution, to make tools, aqueducts, pyramids, and more. Hands-on projects will involve skills such as Stone Age flint-knapping, brick-making and black-smithing.
Group Work – Option B
Work with original sources and artifacts to learn about life on a southern plantation after the Civil War. You’ll go behind the scenes at a rare books archives and a historical museum and you’ll experience first-hand historical techniques of manufacturing.
Present results of your research project.
Additional Explore Events
Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE is a series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.
The EXPLORE series offers high school girls opportunities to investigate different fields of study in a small-class setting. Working in teams with Sweet Briar faculty and undergraduate students, high-schoolers work on creative and fun projects — whether they’re collecting carbon storage data from the forests on our campus or designing and building a wearable electronic device in one of our engineering labs. No prior experience or knowledge is required — it’s a chance to EXPLORE!
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