In response to COVID-19, the CHS has created a new way to experience Homeschool Day! Each program includes an activity kit mailed to your home plus a chance to engage in an 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. These workshops will take place on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 10:00 – 10:45 am and 11:00 – 11:45 am. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information regarding each workshop.
If you have any questions, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222 or email email@example.com.
- $10 per student for each workshop
- $14 per student for each workshop
- 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.
- Registration for the November 8, 2021 Homeschool Day Workshops will open on Monday, September 13 and close on Monday, November 1.
- To register, please click here.
Activities and Workshops
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Recommended for children ages 5-8
Buckle up Connecticut – things are about to change! The 1950s and 1960s changed popular culture all across the United States. Through close-looking and hands-on activities, children will explore the material culture of these two decades, including clothing and technology, and how it impacted people’s lives. For extra fun, children can tune into a live, virtual workshop to experience various forms of popular culture. They will listen to some of the era’s most iconic music, learn new dances like the Twist, and watch famous moments from Connecticut sports! This workshop will take place on Monday, November 8 from 10:00 – 10:45 am via Zoom.
Coming of Age: Growing Up in the 1950s and 1960s
Recommended for children ages 9-12
What was life like for children and teens growing up in Hartford in the 1950s and 1960s? How did racial bias impact people’s daily experiences? Through close-looking at a variety of primary sources, including census data, high school yearbooks, and newspaper articles, children will explore the impact of the civil rights movement on the people of Connecticut. Then, they can tune into a live, virtual workshop to explore how popular novels and comic books were influenced by some of the era’s most significant events, including the Cold War and the Space Race. This live workshop will take place on Monday, November 8, from 11:00 – 11:45 am via Zoom.