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Homeschool Academy 2016-2017

"I cannot speak more highly of this program. It really showcases how museums can offer programming during the day that is dynamic, interactive and relevant to the homeschooling community. It is a great mix of classroom lecture, discussion and hands-on work." - Homeschool Parent


The New-York Historical Society is your homeschool away from home! Classes will be offered for multiple age groups so that all of your children can study and enjoy the N-YHS’s amazing collections all year long! Classes visit the Museum galleries and exhibitions regularly.

 

The Art of History
Ages 7 –10*
*Students must be the age required for their specific class by the date of the first class.
Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$150 per series, $700 if you book all five.*

The Art of History is an innovative program that teaches New York and American history, art history, and the visual arts using tangible historical evidence from the vast collections of New York’s oldest museum. Students will hone their observation and descriptive skills as they create art projects to visually document their history learning. Class topics include Natives and Newcomers: Life in New Amsterdam, The American Revolution, Slavery in New York, Transportation Long Ago, and The Industrial Revolution.

American Musicals Project
Ages 11 – 13*
*Students must be the age required for their specific class by the date of the first class.
Fridays from 1:30 – 3 pm
$150 per series, $700 if you book all five.*

The American Musicals Project teaches American history using the power and emotional energy of musical theater masterworks and extraordinary primary resources from our collections to teach the historical time periods in which these classic musicals take place. 2016-2017 classes include West Side Story and Puerto Rican Migration, 1776 and the Declaration of Independence, Show Boat and Reconstruction, Fiorello! and the Progressive Era, and This is the Army, South Pacific, and On the Town and World War II. Optional homework.

The Voices of History
Ages 14 – 17*
*Students must be the age required for their specific class by the date of the first class.
Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm
$175 per series, $825 if you book all five.*

Using a multitude of primary sources from the New-York Historical Society’s collections and library, students will experience history through the words and actions of the statesmen, rebels, mothers, and explorers who shaped our nation. Each five-week course will examine the lives, influence, and perspective of two individuals from a shared moment in our nation’s history. Students will engage letters, diaries, and speeches of these individuals and consider how each shaped American history through their unique and compelling voices.

 

Contact:

If you have any questions about Homeschool Academy, please e-mail us at homeschool@nyhistory.org or call (212) 873-3400 ext. 367.

*Note: To reserve your child’s spot in a class, tuition must be paid in full. To receive the discount for booking all five series, complete payment must be submitted before the academic year begins on October 7th. Space is limited, so book now!

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