Homeschool Items – January 15, 2014

Posted on Jan 12 2014 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Educators’ Open House – Woodbridge – January 22
1.2 Two Museums–One Day! – Portsmouth – January 29
1.3 Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park & Civil War Museum – Petersburg – February 7 and 14

 

1.1 Educators’ Open House – Woodbridge – January 22

Potomac Community Library
2201 Opitz Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to teachers in all classroom and home settings. RSVP is not required but is very much appreciated!

The Youth Services staff at the Potomac Community Library invites all educators, librarians, media specialists, and administrators to an evening of discovery. How can your local library help you? Bring a homeschooling friend.

Contact Tracy McPeck at tmcpeck@pwc.gov.org or 703-494-8126 to reply or to ask questions.

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1.2 Two Museums–One Day! – Portsmouth – January 29

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
206 High Street
Portsmouth, VA and (right across the street)

Children’s Museum of VA
221 High Street
Portsmouth, VA

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $9/person includes both museums; children under age two are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring lunches to eat in the museums or dine in a local restaurant.

Enjoy all the usual exhibits at each museum in addition to some special classroom activities. There will be areas of interest to all ages.

See the website for more information or contact trafnye@vshfm.com or 757-393-8031, ext. 12 with any questions.

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1.3 Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park & Civil War Museum – Petersburg – February 7 and 14

Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA

Friday, February 7 and February 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $9/child in grades kindergarten through 12; $10.50/adult. Reservations and a non-refundable prepayment by credit card or check are required. Participants should bring a bag lunch and drink.

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier offer a special field trip program for homeschool families and associations! These tours include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century.

Each Homeschool Tour includes a visit to the award winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led by park educators.

Duty Called Me Here
This exhibit brings visitors face-to-face with the experiences of the nearly three million Americans who became soldiers during the Civil War. Personal audio players enable students to follow the true story of a “soldier comrade” through this award-winning interactive exhibit.

A Soldier’s Life
Students participate in military drill, observe weapons demonstrations, and visit the park’s recreated Military Encampment, where they experience elements of a soldier’s life.

Plantation Life
Students study how free and enslaved Virginia families lived 150 years ago, and how that lifestyle changed during the Civil War.

See the website for more information about the program, venue, and other area sights, or to ask questions you may have. For reservations, contact a Park Reservation Specialist at 804-861-2408 or groups@pamplinpark.org

www.pamplinpark.org/homeschool/homeschool.html

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