Virtual History for Homeschoolers

***The virtual classes are currently mostly full, but a few classes have limited availability. Use the registration link below to check availability or email education@vermonthistory.org for details or to be added to the waiting list. We also have At-Home lesson plans and materials available from 2020-2021. See At-Home for more info.***

For our 2022-2023 Homeschoolers season, we will be offering a special series of virtual History for Homeschoolers classes. This option will feature one introductory activity to do at home and one activity we do together during a Zoom session.

The Zoom sessions will be offered the second WEDNESDAY and the following THURSDAY of each month, September 2022 through May 2023, 11:00-11:45. Class materials will be shared the Monday prior to the Zoom class.

Cost is $6.00 per child per class. Families with three or more children participating in a class or for members of the Vermont Historical Society, cost is $5.00 per child per class. We are asking families to register each child to help keep the class size small and the opportunities for individual participation high.

Recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Some activities involve reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; space is limited.

Register here for Virtual History for Homeschoolers Classes

Special considerations:

  • Class size will be limited to 12 students per session.
  • Students are encouraged to attend the Zoom class live and with camera on.
  • Classes will be recorded and made available only to registered participants.
  • Students are encouraged to do the introductory activity prior to the class. Materials will be shared the Monday before the class session.

We recognize that situations might change during the course of the year. You have the option to pay by month, by semester or for the whole year in advance.

Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.

September - Famous Vermonters
Wednesday, September 14 OR Thursday, September 15

Learn about Vermonters like Ethan Allen and Clarina Nichols.

October - Vermont Artists
Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 13

Examine works of art by Vermont Artists and learn how they captured Vermont stories.

November - Vermont Government
Wednesday, November 9 OR Thursday, November 10 

Explore how state government works and visit the State House.

December - Vermont People
Wednesday, December 14 OR Thursday, December 15

Learn about the lives of ordinary Vermonters over time.

January - Vermont Weather
Wednesday, January 11 OR Thursday, January 12

Play a winter game and learn how weather has affected Vermonters in the past. 

February - Vermont Geography
Wednesday, February 8 OR Thursday, February 9

Use maps to consider how Vermont's history was influenced by geography. 

March - Vermont Businesses
Wednesday, March 8 OR Thursday, March 9

Examine historic documents and artifacts to learn about the history of businesses in Vermont.

April - Preserving Vermont's History
Wednesday, April 12 OR Thursday, April 13

Learn how stories of the past are saved and shared.

May - Vermont Then and Now
Wednesday, May 10 OR Thursday, May 11

Explore continuity and change throughout Vermont's history.

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