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Homeschool Program Days are back with new virtual activities

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will host Homeschool Program Days this September. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will host Homeschool Program Days this September. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are hosting its annual Homeschool Program days in September. 

Starting Sept. 5, homeschool students can take part in opportunities to explore 17th and 18th century Virginia through a variety of in-person and virtual learning activities. 

Homeschool students will discover the story of America’s beginnings with an educational museum experience at the two living-history museums administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. 

The program will include pre-recorded virtual tours of both museums that will be accessible online throughout the program’s schedule. 

Students and families will also have the opportunity to participate in a live virtual question and answer session with educators at both museums. The live virtual question and answer sessions will be:

  • Sept. 9, 11-11:45 a.m., with Jamestown Settlement educators.
  • Sept. 16, 3-3:45 p.m., with Jamestown Settlement educators.
  • Sept. 10, 11-11:45 a.m., with American Revolution Museum at Yorktown educators.
  • Sept. 17, 3-3:45 p.m., with American Revolution Museum at Yorktown educators.

Program details, such as access codes for virtual tours, will be provided in the welcome packets for families when they register.

There will also be homeschool education stations at each museum that allows families to interact with educators from a safe distance as they explore various historical topics while using skills such as critical thinking, primary source analysis and learn how historians use clues from the past to put together a historical narrative.

Jamestown Settlement’s stations will examine the arrival of the first recorded Africans in Virginia as well as the mapping of the early Virginia colony, archaeology and information on how modern science helps historians understand the past. Education stations will be available at the following times:

  • Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m.
  • Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m.
  • Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m.
  • Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m.
  • Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m.

Admission to the Homeschool Program Days is $13 per family member. Children younger than 4 get in free. Tickets offer unlimited admission to both museums throughout the program’s schedule.

The Homeschool Program Days will run from Sept. 5-20. 

For more information, visit the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown online.

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Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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