Homeschool Items – March 20, 2013

Posted on Mar 17 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Field Trip Idea: Stratford Hall – Stratford, VA
1.2 Article – Learning Styles Visually Explained

 

1.1 Field Trip Idea: Stratford Hall – Stratford, VA

Stratford Hall
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA

Open seven days a week from March 1, 2013 to December 23, 2013. Admission gate is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great House tours are available on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10/adult (ages 12 and up); $9/senior (age 60 and up), AAA members; $5/child (ages 6 through 11; ages 5 and under are free). Active duty military members: Stratford has joined the Blue Star Museum Program that allows free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day for active duty military personnel with ID (or spouse, if deployed) and up to five family members. For more information on the program, visit Blue Star Museums. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, active duty military personnel and family members receive $1 off of admission ($9/adult; $4/child). See the website for other ticket options, including groups.

Stratford Hall is the ancestral home of the Lees of Virginia and offers a list of yearly events in unprecedented historical and natural surroundings. It has the right mix of history, fun, and family opportunities combined with on-site dining and lodging facilities. See the website resources for material to add to your history studies and consider scheduling group tours and programs.

See the website for more information, or contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org with questions.

www.stratfordhall.org

www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index-ongoing.php

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1.2 Article – Learning Styles Visually Explained

Have you ever read an article “explaining” learning styles and felt you needed another article explaining the article? Here is a blog entry with a visual aid and practical examples. The author–the homeschool mom who wrote our encouragement article this week–even followed up this article with more about the Gregoric learning styles (the system that uses different combinations of the terms concrete, sequential, random, and abstract).

http://mostillustriousmother.blogspot.com/2012/08/born-to-think-that-way-dont-fight-it.html

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