General Interest Items – February 20, 2013

Posted on Feb 16 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in April
2.2 Article – Teacher’s Union President: Teach the Basics and Radical Politics

 

2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in April

Henricus Historical Park
51 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Henricus Historical Park will present a wide variety of day camps throughout 2013. Campers will enjoy history, nature, arts and crafts; spend the day on the James River; or learn about archaeology. Registration is required one week prior to each camp (camps may fill quickly) by contacting Victoria Sweeney at 804-318-8797 or sweeneyv@chesterfield.gov.

Civil War on the James River: Spring Break Camp (ages 8 through 12)
Monday through Friday, April 1 through 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $180/child; $160/child of Henricus Foundation Patron.

Learn about the daily life of the common soldier during the Civil War and the inventions and engineering feats that the war brought to the James River area.

Camp Pocahontas I (ages 6 through 10)

Monday through Friday, June 24 through 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $180/child; $160/child of Henricus Foundation Patron.

Through activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, campers will explore the life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people. Camp includes a pontoon boat tour of the James River.

Camp Pocahontas II (ages 6 through 10)
Will also run Monday through Friday, July 8 through 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is the same.

James River Camp I (ages 7 through 12)
Thursday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $55/child; $45/child of Henricus Foundation Patron.

Experience the James River as people who used it for fishing and transportation would have seen it in the 17th century and discover how the river changed course during the Civil War. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour and other river activities and projects.

James River Camp II (ages 7 through 12)
Thursday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $55/child; $45/child of Henricus Foundation Patron.

Enjoy an environmental and conservation camp on the James River while paddling a kayak and identifying native plants and animals.

www.henricus.org/camps

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2.2 Article – Teacher’s Union President: Teach the Basics and Radical Politics

Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, at a meeting of the British Columbia Teacher Federation, “dismissed the idea of teachers sticking to traditional instruction, and stressed the importance of incorporating radical political messages into daily lesson plans.” Read more in the article.

http://eagnews.org/bob-peterson-bobyou-can-teach-the-basics-and-still-incorporate-radical-politics

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