Toggle navigation Program Details Level: Middle School Grades: Enrolled in 6-8 Length: 6 days Program Highlights Dates & Locations Hands-on Simulations Trips & Tours Leadership Development Tuition Experience American history and government in our nation’s capital at the NSLC on U.S. History & Government for middle school students. At the National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History & Government, middle school students will explore the path to American democracy and the legislative process. With a focus on the monumental events of American History, students will engage in interactive simulations to better understand the role of the branches of government. Using the leadership skills developed during the program, our middle/junior high school students will consider how they can be advocates in their own communities. Program HighlightsLeadership DevelopmentChallenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and develop your leadership potentialInteractive WorkshopsDuring interactive simulation students will play the role of America's founders and members of CongressFun & Engaging Trips & ToursVisit the monuments, museums and institutions that make Washington, D.C. an amazing city Dates & LocationsAmerican UniversityWashington, DC Sample Schedule Trips & Tours Explore LocationJune 27 - July 2 July 5 - July 10 Hands-on SimulationsThe NSLC on U.S. History & Government gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the challenging complexities of American history and the political system. During the Congressional Simulation, you will use your powers of persuasion and negotiation skills as a member of Congress, as you turn a bill into law. As part of the Federalist Simulation, you will step back into history and debate state’s rights versus the power of the federal government. Fun & Engaging Trips & ToursAn important part of the NSLC middle school programs is seeing the sites around our nation’s capital. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and educational trips specifically tailored to explore U.S. History and Government. Students are escorted on all field trips and stay within their TA Group or other supervised groups. Trips may include: American UniversityMount Vernon | Gettysburg Battle Field | U.S. Capitol Tour | U.S. Supreme Court | National Archives | The Smithsonian Institute | Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Monuments Leadership DevelopmentAt the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Leadership topics tailored to the U.S. History & Government program include: Personality Styles and Group Dynamics Conflict Resolution Negotiation Public Speaking Intrapersonal Communication Tuition Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours. Click here to view our cancellation and refund policy. Type Tuition Commuter* $2,095 Residential $2,495 *Commuter students are provided three meals a day. Housing is not included. Commuters check-in each morning between 7:00-7:30 AM and are picked-up each night between 8:00-8:30 PM.