Homeschool Items – January 9, 2013

Posted on Jan 6 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Great Neck Variety Sports Day – Virginia Beach – January 25
1.2 Homeschool Series: Beach Combing – Baltimore, MD – Register by January 28
1.3 Constitutional Law – Online – January 28 through June 3
1.4 Winter Animal Adaptations and Survival Program – Wallops Island – January 28 through 30 and February 4 through 6

 

1.1 Great Neck Variety Sports Day – Virginia Beach – January 25

Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, January 25, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to children ages 6 through 11. Other dates have been cancelled due to lack of interest. You might want to let them know if you plan to attend.

Great Neck Variety Sports Day will offer a fun social time for children to participate with others in a variety of sports including dodge ball, table tennis, “8 ball,” basketball, speedball, and more. The object of the day is to “collect the most points and be a winner.”

Contact the center for more information at 757-496-6766 or fun@VBgov.com.

www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-centers/Pages/great-neck.aspx

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1.2 Homeschool Series: Beach Combing  – Baltimore, MD – Register by January 28

National Aquarium in Baltimore
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD

Monday, February 4, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $33.95/non-Maryland resident (grades 6 through 12); $31.95/non-Maryland resident (grades kindergarten through 5); $15/Maryland resident. Each reservation includes one free adult chaperone admission for each group of up to five students; $21.95/each additional chaperone. Chaperone and program fees include aquarium admission only. 4D Immersion Film tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the Information Desk in the Pier 3 Pavilion on the day of your visit. Register by the morning of Monday, January 28.

Join Aquarium educators for these monthly programs of age- and grade-appropriate-themed programs specifically for homeschool students. Attend one program or all five! Programs are for students only, but parents may tour the Aquarium during the class. Students must be accompanied into the aquarium by an adult. Drop-offs are not permitted.

If your student likes the beach and looking for shells, there’s a name for it–beachcombing! In this homeschool series, students will learn about whatever curiosities have drifted in with the tide.

For more information or to register, contact Central Reservations at 410-576-3833 or Reserve@aqua.org.

http://aqua.org/learn/student-programs/homeschool

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1.3 Constitutional Law – Online – January 28 through June 3

Online

Monday, January 28 through Monday, June 3, 2013. Cost: $300/HSLDA member;  $325/nonmember. The cost includes Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens, by Dr. Farris, and the new “Constitutional Literacy” DVD set. The one-semester course is recommended for high school students and is worth one full high school credit of government. Space is limited; the class may fill at any time.

Students will study pivotal Supreme Court cases while building a foundation for evaluating future judicial decisions. They will also learn about our nation’s founding documents, master tough legal terms and complex judicial and legislative concepts, and tackle difficult questions about what the Founding Fathers really intended and what we can do to uphold their vision.

Students will participate in secure internet chat sessions hosted by Dr. Farris every one to two weeks and can post questions to him at any time on the class internet forum. There will be a midterm and final exam with law-school-style essay questions. Dr. Farris will review, critique, and grade exams. Students who successfully complete the course receive a Certificate of Participation.

See the website for more information and to register; additionally, contact ConLaw Administrator Logan Spena at conlaw@hslda.org or 540-338-5600 with questions.

https://secure.hslda.org/conlaw/registration.asp

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1.4 Winter Animal Adaptations and Survival Program – Wallops Island – January 28 through 30 and February 4 through 6

The Marine Science Consortium
34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA

Monday, January 28, 2013 through Wednesday, January 30; and Monday, February 4 through Wednesday, February 6. Cost for resident participants: $145/student (geared toward students ages 8 through 14, but open to others); $125/first adult; all other participants are $145). Resident prices include all instruction, field trips, transportation to field trip sites, materials, meals, and lodging. Cost for commuters: $110/student; $90/first adult; all other participants are $110. Commuter rates include the same things except lodging. A parent must attend the program with the child, resident or commuter.

Winter is a stressful time of year for most creatures, forcing them to cope with cold temperatures and a lack of food. But don’t let a reduction in activity fool you–there’s a lot going on in the woods and in the water! The Winter Animal Adaptations and Survival Program explains hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Students will learn about how animals, birds, and marine organisms deal with the chill.

See the website for more information, or contact staff at 757-824-5636 or mscva@msconsortium.org.

http://msconsortium.org/#/homeschooler-winter-animal-ad/4570073477

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