Home School Day
Spring Date: Wednesday April 18th, 2018
Home School students are invited to join us this Fall for our program, 18th Century: Life, Industry, and Trade. Using a combination of quality education practices and standards, students will learn about colonial dress, marketplace activities, iron forging industry, immigration, crime and punishment and other activities. Participants will be broken up into specific groups based on age. For the duration of the event, we ask there be at least one (1) parent or guardian per seven (7) children.
Please arrive at the theater building by the Visitor Center at least fifteen minutes prior to your session time for check-in and to pick up your booklet. We recommend that you dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes.
This program is designed for Home School Students only. To prevent overcrowding on the day of the event, we ask that charter, virtual, and/or traditional schools register for our other ranger-led education programs during the academic year, October-May, rather than register for Home School Day.
Program schedule as follow:
-Sign-in for the first session begins at 9:30 a.m.
+first session programs start 10:00 a.m.
+first session concludes at 12:20 p.m.
-Sign-in for the second session begins at 1:00 p.m.
+second session starts at 1:30 p.m.
+second session concludes at 3:50 pm.
Maximum number of students per session is 150 students. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
This spring we are having special guests from state and national parks, museums, and other historical sites come and present at this event.
Below are the offerings for the Spring 2018 Home School Day.
Curriculum Sessions: based upon age
- 3-5 years: Storybook: Charlie Needs a New Cloak – Peter Wentz Farm
- 6-8 years: Colonial Marketplace – Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 9-11 years: 18th Century Bookbinding and Immigration – Washington Memorial Chapel
- 12-15 years: Iron Master Challenge – Pottsgrove Manor
Break Out Sessions
- Archaeology and Valley Forge – Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 18th Century Civil Liberties - Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 18th Century Medicine - Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 18th Century Woodworking - Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 18th Century Weaponry - Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Stories in the Rock - Valley Forge National Historical Park
- 18th Century Crime and Punishment - First State National Park and Delaware State Park
- Iron Forging and Hopewell Furnace- Hopewell Furnace National Historical Park