Homeschool Days

2017-2018 Homeschool Days at UHM!

Looking for a way to add some spice to your social studies curriculum? Join us for Homeschool Day! All new programs are available for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Each Homeschool Day includes a guided experience in one of the museum’s galleries, hands-on activities in our classrooms, and all day admission to the museum. Programs are multidisciplinary and support South Carolina state standards for social studies.

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Fridays at 1:30 pm

  • August 18America in World War I: Step back 100 years ago to World War I. Visit with an American infantry soldier and learn how you could help support the war effort. This lesson includes an exploration of Over the Top, a special exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum.
  • September 15Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!: Students will be divided into age appropriate lessons. Younger students will explore how food goes from the farm to the table with Curious George. Older students will investigate the real life history of the creators of Curious George, including their escape from the Nazi invasion of Paris.
  • October 20The World of Jan Brett:Explore the original artwork of beloved author and illustrator, Jan Brett. Using Jan Brett’s unique creations, students will explore cultures from around the world and create their own artwork to take home.
  • November 17American RevolutionDelve into the history of the American Revolution and the people from the Upstate who fought for our freedom.
  • December 15Women in the 20th CenturyExamine the changing role of women in 20th century of America through the lens of Katharine Hepburn, her life, her work, and her clothes. This lesson includes a our of “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage ad Screen.” This lesson is for students in grades 3 or higher. Students must be able to read and write independently.
  • February 16Prohibition in America: Investigate the passing and repeal of the 18th Amendment, as well as the cultural changes brought about due to this legislation. This lesson coincides with the special exhibition, “Spirited: Prohibition in America.” This lesson is for students in grades 3 or higher. Students must be able to read and write independently.
  • March 16Superheroes of South Carolina: Superheroes of South Carolina: Learn about the amazing South Carolinians who have impacted history and explore the special exhibition, Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross.
  • April 20The Power of Children: Children have the power to change the world. Join us as we remember three very special children, the struggles they faced, and how their spirits endured. Students will read, discuss, and create projects related to Anne Frank (the Holocaust), Ruby Bridges (the Civil Rights Movement), and Ryan White (the AIDS epidemic).
  • May 18The History of SuperheroesWhen and why were super heroes created? Who created them? How did they change over time? Join us as we travel through the 20th century looking at real world events that shaped the superheroes we know today.

Homeschools Days are $8 per child and payment is required at registration. One adult per family is free, and additional adults are general admission. Younger siblings (under the age of 3), who are not participating, are free. Programs fill up fast, so early registration is recommended.

Students will be divided into the following age groups: Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) and Middle/High School Students (Grades 6-12), unless otherwise noted as limited in age range due to lesson content. **Parents with younger siblings are encouraged to take children to a separate gallery to play during the lesson.**

Homeschool Days fill up quickly! To make your Homeschool Day reservations please call (864) 467-3100 or email info@upcountryhistory.org. Please be ready to share the names and ages of the children you are bringing. Payment can be made by card over the phone or in person at the museum.