Enjoy a day full of hands-on learning at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Homeschool Day offers experiences for all ages. Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, enjoy 19th century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th century foodways and much more. Visit displays on wildlife at the Battlefield (keep an eye out for the Park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer and other animals), protecting our waterways (don’t miss the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from our overlooks) and others.
When you’re hungry, purchase a sandwich from Chick Fil-A (or bring your own!) and homebaked goodies from the food booth. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and other items to further your educational goals as well as souvenirs of your visit.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market, VA
Cost: $3, if you pre-register (see below)
Pre-registration Information – space is limited, so register early!
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market Battlefield * Historic Bushong Farm * Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center
8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844
Ever wondered about Classical Conversations? Trying to figure out what to do about middle and high school? Scared of the word “Classical”?
Attend one of the following meetings at Covenant Presbyterian Church to find out more:
- Saturday, March 8, 9:30-11:30
- Tuesday, March 18, 6:30-8:30
You can also schedule a time to stop by and visit by contacting Melissa Furman
. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend either of the meetings.
Dates: January 15-February 28, 2014
Location: JMU Lisanby Museum: Festival Room 1108
Parking: Use metered parking in lot C12
Tour the Rembrandt and Mennonite Community Art exhibit at JMU this month! This exhibit explores his connections to Amsterdam’s diverse Protestant, Jewish, and Mennonite groups. Artworks and early books are on loan from private collections, the National Gallery of Art, and Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more details here.
Preview the exhibit here and be sure to check out the Kids Zone for an interactive presentation as well of Rembrandt’s work.
From September 7 through September 22, homeschoolers can learn about historic Jamestown and the 17th and 18th centuries in early Virginia.
- Homeschool program tickets are $11.00 per family member (youth or adult) before August 23. On or after August 23, tickets are $12.00. Ages 3 and under are free.
- Homeschool admission tickets are available for online purchase or by calling Group Reservations at (757) 253-4939.
Homeschool programs and tours are also available. For more information and to see a full list of the programs available, visit the History is Fun website.
An Apologia chemistry class and lab is being offered this year in the Shenandoah Valley.
Christ Wingard will be the instructor and has homeschooled her two children through high school in addition to teaching other students in various settings. She has taught Apologia Chemistry for 3 years. She has also previously taught at Classical Conversations for 2 years in addition to teaching all 11th grade subjects for 2 years. Chris is organized, detail oriented, and committed to students understanding and learning with excellence.
The Apologia chemistry class will include thorough explanation of material, vocabulary quizzes, specific assignments, labs, lab supplies, and course grade. The cost will be $550 for the school year.
For more information please contact Sandy Rishell 828-4030 or Maria Showalter 234-6225.