This is our 10th Anniversary!
Thank you to all the homeschoolers who have participated in this great program over the past ten years.
We have enjoyed it as much as you say you have.
Landis Valley’s home school program is a great way to supplement your home school history lesson with classes that meet the PA State & Homeschool Educational Standards. Held every Wednesday from February through mid-March, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the program consists of six individual classes, each with a different topic.
We have implemented a three year program. This begins year one again. Each year, we will have 6 core themes: Open Hearth Cooking, Fiber Arts, Gardening, Folk Art, Historic Apparel, and Instructor’s Choice. Our classes will be based on these themes. While the core themes will remain the same, the actual class activities will change.
This is our 10th anniversary for Winter Home School Classes! Registration has already started and we anticipate that the available slots will fill quickly. Don’t wait to register!
Designed for ages 6-13 in all classes.
The curriculum is designed to take children on an historical journey to understand the foundations of where today’s complex world came from and how different our ancestor’s lives were. Students will learn through hands-on projects in Pennsylvania German arts, chores, cooking, and more. By learning and understanding what students learned in an earlier time period, a new appreciation is developed for what we now have as well as a fresh desire to hold on to many critically-important things that are being lost in today’s educational system.
Home School Classes Schedule
Wednesday, February 5: “Simply Good”: Learn the tools and basic techniques used to create simple PA German Meal. Recipe included.
Wednesday, February 12: “Wooley Warm”: Step back in time and learn how to process natural fibers including both wool and flax. Students will use “tools” authentic to the 1700s and 1800s.
Wednesday, February 19: “A Stitch in Time”: Attend “Sewing School” and learn basic stitches and techniques. Use this knowledge to create a “Needlebook” and “Felt Stuffed Animal.”
Wednesday, February 26: “A Snip Here, A Snip There”: Explore the art of “scissor cutting” or Scherensnitte. Create projects for various holidays using this historic art.
Wednesday, March 4: “Cream or Sugar” (a Victorian Tea Party): Enjoy a morning of tea ettiquette, parlor games, and needlepoint.
Wednesday, March 11: “The Birds and the Seeds”: Get ready for planting by learning about various types of gardening tools, learning how to plan a garden and visiting several types of gardens at Landis Valley. Also, bird watching will be introduced by exploring the outdoors.
Cost: $25.00 per class or $125.00 for all six classes (gives you one class free).
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.