|Homeschool History Academy|
The Homeschool History Academy is a selection of programs at the EarlyWorks Family of Museums created just for homeschool families.
Each session includes a variety of history-related activities with an emphasis on hands-on fun, drama and interaction. We hope to provide an enrichment experience for your regular studies.
EarlyWorks Family of Museums
Homeschool Programs 2012-13
Play the Past (at Alabama Constitution Village)
Tues. Oct. 2, 2012: 9am - 12 noon; $15.00 per person (includes supplies)
Become a village character and experience life in early 19th century Huntsville. Perhaps you will be the lady of the house, the printer, the cabinetmaker or the tinsmith. Learn your role and duties, then perform for the other participants. We suggest that you wear a cotton shirt and a long cotton skirt. You will make your own dust cap and a fichu (old-fashioned scarf) to complete the outfit. After an hour of learning and writing, an hour of presenting and viewing, you will finish the experience with dancing the reel and playing with vintage toys.
Holiday Adventure (at Huntsville Depot and Constitution Village)
Tues. Dec. 4, 2012: 2pm - 4pm & 5pm - 9pm; $15.00 per person
· Storybook Christmas (Huntsville Depot. 2-4pm—guided tour/program)
Settle down in front of the fireplace and listen to Mama tell the story of “The Night Before Christmas.” Help the Grinch deliver presents to the residents of Whoville. Take an imaginary trip to the North Pole, as you climb aboard our passenger train car to hear the “Polar Express” story. Do reindeer really fly? Find out in the story the “Wild Christmas Reindeer,” as Teeka works to train them. End your story book adventure by crafting your own holiday souvenir to take home
· Santa’s Village (at Alabama Constitution Village, 5 – 9 pm; self-guided; you may attend once on ANY night thru Dec. 23rd if you are unable to attend the evening of Dec 4th).
Enjoy a visit to Huntsville’s magical winter fantasy – the holiday music, twinkling lights, and aroma of hot cider at Santa’s Village. Visit with Santa and decorate your own yummy cookie. Take a peek at the reindeer, race through the ice maze, and watch out for a snow storm. Santa’s Village is fun for the whole family!
Iron Chains to Freedom Chains (at EarlyWorks Children’s Museum)
Tues. Feb 5, 2013: 10:00am -12:00pm; $10.00 per person
Celebrate Black History Month by discovering the accomplishments of African Americans. Examine the struggle for equality from pre-civil war slavery to the civil rights movement. Explore African American history through musical instruments, artifacts, costumes and games. Follow the history of African Americans from slavery to civil rights. Learn how African culture and beliefs were blended with those of Europeans to create a diverse way of life.
Celebrating Community (at EarlyWorks Children’s Museum)
Tues. March 5, 2013: 9:00am – 12:00pm; $15.00 per person
Sing along with Mrs. Frances Scott Key after she tells you the story of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. Betsey Ross will show you how to fold a flag and how make the 5 point star that you see on our American flag. Are there ghosts in the White House? Who are the faces carved in stone at Mt. Rushmore? You will find out about this and more as you visit our giant national monuments mural. Have fun touring the landmark museum Alabama Constitution Village, and look for the flags flying in the neighborhood as you walk over from EarlyWorks.