General Interest Items – April 17, 2013

Posted on Apr 15 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18
2.2 Holocaust Film with Speakers: “Rewriting History” – Richmond – April 18
2.3 Henricus: Colonial Militia Muster and Games – Chester – April 27

 

2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Educator Open House
Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free for educators and their families; light refreshments are included. Register by calling 804-318-8797.

Participate in site tours with demonstrations and activities relating to history, social studies, and science-aligned school programs at Henricus. Meet the staff and discuss upcoming special programs, camps, teacher institutes, scouting, and adult activities. Bring your children to enjoy make-and-take crafts and participate in team activities.

17th-Century World History Lecture and Activities
Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 donation is requested for the Drumwright Education Fund. Register by calling 804-318-8731.

A lecture and presentation of classroom activities examining how European changes in education, science, religion, and technology during the late 1500s and early 1600s helped make New World colonization possible. Designed for the classroom teacher and college student.

Teacher Institute: Using Living History to Teach
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $20. To register early and ensure a space, call 804-318-8731.

Work with Virginia Indian consultants, museum educators, and historical interpreters to obtain information, lesson plans, and student activities designed for classroom use to meet SOLs. Home educators are not required to use, teach to, nor test on SOLs, but may find the information useful nevertheless. The Institute is designed for all grade level educators, both classroom and home educators.

See the website for more information (scroll down); contact 804-318-8731 (or the number specified) to register or ask questions.

http://henricus.org/events/400th.asp

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2.2 Holocaust Film with Speakers: “Rewriting History” – Richmond – April 18

Byrd Theatre
2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA

Thursday, April 18, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (introduction and speaker, followed by documentary); additional speakers from 8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; and ending with a Q and A session at 8:45 p.m. Recommended for mature teens and up; parents are encouraged to review the website first to determine whether it’s appropriate for their family.

Jay Ipson, a Holocaust survivor, is sponsoring the showing of the documentary “Rewriting History,” a film about the rise of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe. With him will be Danny Ben-Moshe (co-producer and professor) and Michael Milgraum (attorney and psychologist).

For more information about the film, see the website; contact Jay Ipson with questions at jayipson@gmail.com or 804-370-1111.

http://rewriting-history.org

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2.3 Henricus: Colonial Militia Muster and Games – Chester – April 27

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8/adult; $6/child (ages 3 through 12). Admission and refreshments are free for Henricus Foundation Patrons.

Visit Henricus Historical Park to experience the various games and pastimes accompanying one of the most social of early colonial American gatherings known as the militia muster. Each spring, militia would be required to “pass muster” through weapons and gunpowder inspections and musket-firing exercises. Mustering would be followed by food, drink, games, song, and dance for militia and their families. Children ages seven and up can participate in a dozen games and all will see reenactors portraying colonial Virginians, both European and native peoples.

http://henricus.org/events/400th.asp

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