Homeschool Day Educational programs designed for homeschool families

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“Union women & children have come over from the city, bringing bread, sweet potatoes, clothing, &c….” – From the diary of Sergeant Major Robert Hale Kellogg of Wethersfield, CT, 1864. Uncover more about the experiences of Robert Kellogg and many other Connecticans involved in the Civil War through an interactive, hands-on Homeschool Day experience with the CHS! Bring history directly into your home with a pre-packaged lesson plan, complete with activities, primary sources, online resources, and questions for discussion. Then, learn alongside other Homeschoolers by tuning in for a live, virtual workshop! During this participatory, interactive lesson, children will look closely at historic photos and objects to investigate Connecticut’s role in the Civil War. Workshops will take place on Monday, January 24th.


Activities and Workshops

Supplies for Soldiers
Recommended for children ages 5-8
Live workshop: Monday, January 24th, 10:00 – 10:45am via Zoom
Did you know that nearly 55,000 people from Connecticut joined the Union Army during the Civil War? Look closely at a variety of images and posters to explore the ways in which people of Connecticut were recruited to be soldiers for the Union Army. Then, using these primary sources as inspiration, children can create their own recruitment poster! For further exploration, tune into a live, virtual workshop to learn about the many other contributions made by Connecticans during the Civil War, ranging from factory-made supplies to homemade items.

A Day in the Life
Recommended for children ages 9-12
Live workshop: Monday, January 24th, 11:00 – 11:45am via Zoom
Explore a day in the life of soldiers, nurses, and women working on the homefront during the Civil War. Through close-looking at a variety of primary sources, including letters, diary entries, and newspapers, children will explore the variety of roles and responsibilities of women during the Civil War. Then, tune into a live, virtual workshop to learn about the challenges and hardships experienced by soldiers in the Union Army.


  • Members: $10 per student for each workshop
  • Non-Members: $14 per student for each workshop

Pre-Registration Required

  • 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 includes the pre-packaged lesson plan as well as enrollment in the virtual workshop. Participation in the virtual workshop is not required but will provide a more enriching educational experience.
  • To register, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222 or email

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