Homeschool Day Educational programs designed for homeschool families

Register for the fall 2020 Homeschool Day!

In response to COVID-19, the CHS will be offering a new way to experience Homeschool Day! 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:

“Tools Tell a Story” Ages 5-7: Wednesday, October 7 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Recipe for Success” Ages 8-11: Wednesday, October 14 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Changing Roles” Ages 12+: Wednesday, October 21 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




  • $10 per student for each workshop


  • $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.
  • Click here to register.
  • Registration for the Fall 2020 Homeschool Day opens September 4 and closes September 25.

Activities and Workshops

Ages 5-7: Wednesday, October 7

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Tools Tell a Story
What can tools tell us about the past? Look closely at photos of factory workers building WWII machinery and see if you can spot the tools they use! Then, enjoy a related craft (all materials and instructions included). For extra fun, join us for a live virtual workshop to explore the types of machines made in CT during WWII and take a virtual tour of our new exhibit Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy from The National WWII Museum.

Ages 8-11: Wednesday, October 14

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Recipe for Success
What does it mean to ration something? Why was this so important during WWII? Discover how WWII encouraged people to try new foods, grow their own crops, and learn new skills. Then, bake a WWII-era ration recipe with your family! To explore rationing further, join us in a live virtual workshop to look closely at items from WWII, take a virtual tour of our new exhibition Fighting on the Homefront: Propaganda Posters in WWII from the Detroit Historical Society, and create your own propaganda poster!

Ages 12+: Wednesday, October 21

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Changing Roles
How did WWII affect the lives of women and African Americans working on the home front? Explore some of the ways they were encouraged to join the war effort by analyzing WWII propaganda posters from the Detroit Historical Society’s and The National WWII Museum’s collections. During a live, virtual workshop, listen to WWII-era oral histories to learn about the experiences of people on the home front.

To learn about other resources the CHS can offer homeschool families, join us for a special info session.

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