Programming for Families and Homeschools

A park ranger talks to students and families during a Homeschool Days event.
A park ranger talks to homeschool students and their parents.

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We Have A Lot Of Great Programs For Famililes and Homeschools Lined Up For 2021-2022!*

 

Winter Homeschool Sessions 2022
Young Historians Club

Sign up your family or your co-op for up to two of our Homeschool sessions:
Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022
OR

Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, 2022


Families can explore one or two of our four different focus questions – watch a video, explore historic documents, visit some battlefield locations… and then formulate their own answers to the questions with evidence. In short, they will explore the work and process of historians and join the Young Historians Club!

RE-ENLIST
Thursday, March 3 or Thursday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Recommended for families with children ages 5-10.
Focus Question: Would you re-enlist in a Civil War army for three years after serving for just 3 months? Why or why not?

PATH OF LINCOLN
Thursday, March 3 or Thursday, March 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Recommended for families with children ages 8-12.
Focus Question: Did Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg trip and speech make a difference in the Civil War?


DECISION POINTS
Friday, March 4 or Friday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Recommended for families with children ages 10-16.
Focus Question: What were the decision points and consequences for Gettysburg’s residents, especially the African-American residents, during and after the battle?


COST OF WAR
Friday, March 4 or Friday, March 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Recommended for families with children ages 12 to 18
Focus Question: Were the consequences of war (death and destruction) necessary to resolve the country’s issues?


Note: Please adhere to the age recommendations above. If you have children below age 5, please find alternative plans for them. Also, we can accept a maximum of 50 students per session. A waiting list will be maintained for reservation requests after that. Each student can sign up for a maximum of two of the above sessions. Thank you!

 

How To Reserve


To Begin Your Reservation Request for Homeschool Sessions, please email our education team the following information:
[ ] Name of School/Organization/Family
[ ] Street Address
[ ] City, State, Zip
[ ] School/Contact Phone number
[ ] Teacher/Leader Contact
[ ] Teacher/Leader Email
[ ] Grade(s)
[ ] Number of Students/Participants
[ ] Number of Classes If Applicable
[ ] Programs of Interest
[ ] Possible Dates/Times for Each
[ ] Additional Questions/Comments

Note: All Programs and Procedures are subject to change.

 

2022 Family Adventures Programs

 
A Park Ranger reads to a group of small children. On the screen is the cover of the book I am Abraham Lincoln
A Park Ranger reads to a group of young children.

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Winter Reading Adventures

for kids who LOVE to read, parents who WANT their kids to love to read, and for budding history buffs everywhere!

Our 2022 Winter Reading Adventures theme is:
“TRUE TALES & TRAILBLAZERS from American History”


Each Saturday morning this winter at 11:00 a.m., join a park educator to read a new children’s book (with pages on the big screen) and then participate in an indoor activity or outdoor adventure (weather-permitting).

Recommended for families with children ages 4-10.

Where?
Film Theater Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

When?
Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. January 8 through February 26, 2022

 

SPRING Saturdays (& Sundays) in the Park

for families who LOVE to hike and explore together.

Our Spring 2022 theme is:
"FOLLOW THAT REGIMENT!"


Eight weekends, eight stories, eight ADVENTURES! Each Saturday and Sunday this spring, pick up a new one-page Adventure Guide at the Information Desk of the Museum and Visitor Center, and lead your family on a hike in the footsteps of a new regiment.
Recommended for families with children ages 4-14.

When?
Spring 2022 Weekends: April 2 through May 22

 

*Please Note: All programs and procedures subject to change.

 

Last updated: September 10, 2021

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