In response to COVID-19, the CHS will be offering a new way to experience Homeschool Day! We are also thrilled to include a special guest appearance by educators from Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society!
Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. Participation in this live program is not required, but will provide a more enriching educational experience. By ordering a pre-packaged lesson, you will automatically be registered for the online workshop. The online workshop dates are listed below:
“Growing Up in Colonial Connecticut” Ages 5-7: Wednesday, January 13 10:00 am – 11:00 am – REGISTRATION CLOSED
“Patriots of the Revolution” Ages 8-11: Wednesday, January 20 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“Choosing Sides” Ages 12+: Wednesday, January 27 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You will receive an invoice and payment link shortly after you register. A Zoom link and instructions will be sent a few days prior to your scheduled workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- $10 per student for each workshop
- $14 per student for each workshop
- Click here to register for January 2021 Homeschool Day.
- Enrollment is limited and families must pre-register. Full, non-refundable payment via credit card or check must be made at the time of registration to reserve your child’s place.
Activities and Workshops
Ages 5-7: Growing Up in Colonial Connecticut
What was life like for kids during the colonial times? Look closely at images and objects to explore the life of colonial children, and then make your own version of a popular toy! For more fun, tune into a live, virtual workshop on Wednesday, January 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 am, to dig deeper into the similarities and differences between the lives of children long ago and the lives of children today.
Ages 8-11: Patriots of the Revolution
What hardships did Patriot soldiers face during the Revolutionary War? Uncover what life was like for soldiers in the Continental Army by looking closely at Revolutionary War-era artwork and memoirs. Then, sign a Patriot Oath of Allegiance! For more exploration and discovery, tune into a live, virtual workshop on Wednesday, January 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Participate in replica military drills and examine reproduction artifacts, including clothing and equipment used by Patriot soldiers
Ages 12+: Choosing Sides
Would you be a Patriot, Loyalist, or undecided if you lived during the American Revolution? Analyze a variety of sources to discover some of the reasons people had different beliefs and loyalties during the Revolutionary War. Weigh the arguments and choose which side you would join! Then, tune into a live, virtual workshop on Wednesday, January 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 am, and uncover some of the messages hidden within popular music and imagery used by Patriots and Loyalists.