History Center Presents Homeschool Workshop on American History

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Chattanooga History Center will present a special class for homeschoolers on American History. Senior Educator Caroline Sunderland will cover American history from native civilizations to the American Civil War by interacting with artifacts in the CHC collection and stories from Chattanoogans. The class is in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Education Standards.

The class will be offered in three parts on October 1, November 5, and December 3, 2015, and divided into two age groups.

Children ages 8-12 are invited to attend Session I from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Children ages 13-16 are invited to attend Session II from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Chattanooga is the perfect place to learn American history. The city has been at the crossroads of some of the most important intersections of the nation’s history. It was here that the first steps on the Cherokee's Trail of Tears were taken; it was here that a railroad transportation revolution linked the interior of the continent with the coast; it was here that the Civil War’s final turning point was reached.

Students will come to the History Center for hands-on learning regarding these topics. Each session will include an outdoor walking tour component on the Aquarium Plaza, a Dig Down Demonstration utilizing the History Center's artifacts,  and take-home material to connect Chattanooga's history with what you're studying at home.

 The fee for each participant and session is $50 ($35 for CHC members) and covers all three sessions as well as materials and supplies. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 423-265-3247 or email caroline.sunderland@chattanoogahistory.org. You can also visit chattanoogahistory.org/wgo to register.



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