Monday, January 21, marks the day to remember Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King. In 2013, it will also tie in Inauguration Day festivities even though the 20th Amendment officially marks noon on January 20 as the ending of a presidential term. However, before there was talk of civil rights, there was another major event that tossed around the "civil" word.
Could another Civil War break out in America? Learning about history helps to understand how not to repeat the ugly parts and how to press on. Does the Civil War seem like something that happened a long time ago and far away, leaving you and your children with very little interest in studying it, or does your family jump up and down with excitement at every chance to learn more about this country’s rich history?
Whether you are looking to satisfy your hunger for more learning opportunities, or you are looking to spark an interest in the first place, the Missouri History Museum strives to offer your homeschoolers with history field trips that brings the past into view.
The Missouri History Museum will open its doors on Monday, January 28, at 10 a.m. to homeschool families who have pre-registered for tickets. This Monday in January has been set aside as the next Homeschool Day at the Missouri History Museum. Allow your students the opportunity to explore The Civil War in Missouri this month.
Pre-registration is required before Midnight on Sunday, January 27. Register now for free entrance to the gallery.
Learning doesn’t stop after you leave the museum on Monday. Students who write a review on the Civil War in Missouri exhibit and submit it to the museum before Monday, February 4, will be entered into an essay contest. The winners receive a free family level membership, which allows you free admittance every day of the year plus extras.
Going Beyond the Scavenger Hunt offers ideas and suggestions for turning the field trip into a learning experience and on how to write an essay about the exhibit.
When your student is done writing the 500-word limit essay, include your child’s name, phone, address and grade level:
And e-mail it to email@example.com.