History for Homeschoolers 2016-17
Piecing Together Vermont History
Offered one Wednesday and one Thursday a month. September 2016 through May 2017 • 1:00 to 3:00 pm
All sessions will take place at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.
Recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Some activities include reading and writing. Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited. Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month’s theme.
**Please note, all of the Thursday classes are currently full and have a waitlist. There are spaces available in some of the Wednesday classes.**
September Abenaki History & Oral Tradition – Learn about Abenaki history through stories which have been passed down through generations.
• Wednesday, September 14 • Thursday, September 15
October The Revolutionary War & Historical Fiction – Compare historical fiction to history to understand the impact of the Revolutionary War on Vermonters.
• Wednesday, October 12 • Thursday, October 13
November Mid-1800s & Art – Examine paintings and works of art to learn about Vermont in the mid-1800s.
• Wednesday, November 9 • Thursday, November 10
December The Civil War & Photography – Look at photographs of Vermonters to learn about the lives of soldiers and their families during the war.
• Wednesday, December 14 • Thursday, December 15
January No classes this month
February Vermont Industries & Letters and Diaries – Study children's letters and diaries to compare the experience of young Vermonters in the past with your life today.
• Wednesday, February 8 • Thursday, February 9
March Early 1900s & Sound and Film – Listen and look to understand how radio and movies told Vermont stories in the twentieth century.
• Wednesday, March 8 • Thursday, March 9
April Mid-1900s & Newspapers and Magazines – Use printed materials from the World War II era to learn about life on the Vermont home front.
• Wednesday, April 12 • Thursday, April 13
May Change Over Time & Archaeology – Use the skills and tools of archaeologists to understand how Vermont has changed over time.
• Wednesday, May 10 • Thursday, May 11
Sign up for some or all of the classes. Select either the Wednesday class or the Thursday class.
$8.00 per child per session; $6.50 for VHS members and families with 3 or more participating children.
**For the VHS Member discount, enter the discount code: Member
**For the 3+ children discount, enter the discount code: Multiple