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Patriots Point Offers Home School Days!

patriotspoint Sep 04, 2012

Back by popular demand, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology is offering Homeschool Days aboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. – noon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The cost of the program is $10/student and registration is limited to 200 participants per session. Due to high demand for this innovative program, the Institute has scheduled one class per month throughout the year.

Click here to register!

This historic day of learning and fun features a 90-minute program that includes standards-based history and science instruction by certified staff. The program features standards-based instruction that combines the rich history of Charleston; legacies of service found aboard the ships and in the Medal of Honor Museum; and the wonders of the Charleston Harbor’s estuarine environment

Following the program, students and chaperones have the opportunity to tour the remainder of the museum, including the Medal of Honor Museum, Vietnam Support Base Camp, USS Laffey destroyer and USS Clamagore submarine.  For an additional $1 per student, participants may add a scavenger hunt to their visit.  Scavenger hunts are a proven fun and adventurous activity that allow students to see even more of the ship’s sites while learning interesting facts and details about the Yorktown’s service.

“The Institute of History, Science and Technology has captured the imaginations of more than 100,000 students and educators and we’re excited to take this next step,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “In the past, the program had been designed for classroom-sized groups, thereby making it difficult for homeschool educators – with considerably smaller class sizes – to participate. Our Homeschool Day solves this challenge and provides a great opportunity to share our outstanding educational programming with a new audience.”


Student Textbook

Purchase a copy of ‘Oscar I Am; Harry I Was!?” and have it waiting for you when you arrive. Published by Patriots Point Institute of History, Science & Technology. This two-part book supports our onsite education programs, and features “Oscar,” an oxygen atom and “Harry,” a Civil War veteran. In Part I, Oscar tells a Science story about his trip through South Carolina’s watershed. Part II features a series of letters written by Harry and his descendants, that takes the reader through historical events, from the Civil War to today.  Book may be purchased during online registration.

Ship Shape Scavenger Hunts are a proven fun and adventurous activity that allow students to see even more of the ship’s sites.
+ Add a Scavenger Hunt for just $1 additional per student during registration online

Additional details

• Meals in the CPO Mess or at the Snack Bar are available for additional cost. You may also bring your own lunch and eat in the picnic area on the property.
• Parking is $5.00 per vehicle per day for cars. Buses may park for free.
• An elevator is available to reach the Hangar Deck and Flight Deck Levels of the USS YORKTOWN. Some areas of the USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE may be difficult for guests with physical limitations


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8 thoughts on “Patriots Point Offers Home School Days!

  1. Erika Timmons says:

    I wanted to say thank you for extending such a wonderful program to the home schooling community.This will be me and my youngest sons’ first adventure on the York Town and we are already looking forward to it!

    1. patriotspoint says:

      Hello Ms. Timmons,

      Thank you for your note. We are looking forward to your visit!

  2. Crystal says:

    Is there a recommended age for this? Are children under 6 still free or $10 also?

    1. patriotspoint says:

      Hi Crystal,

      There will be students of all ages at the Home School Day — they’ll be divided into age groups at the start of the program. Children under 6 are free, just bring them along! If you’d like to register for the program, please visit http://www.patriotspoint.org/news_events/patriots-point-offers-home-school-days-this-fall/ and you can select the date you wish to participate. Thank you!

  3. Shannon Rabon says:

    Are you still doing homeschool days for 2013?

    1. Holly Jackson says:

      Homeschools Days are the second Tuesdays of the months Sept. -May. You can register on-site. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon. Holly Jackson

  4. Shylah Cushman says:

    Is this program still being offered for the 2015 – 2016 school year? Is the program the same every month or do the topics covered changed each time?

    Thank you!

    1. Molly Hamilton says:

      Good morning Shylah. The program will be offered during the 2015-16 school year with dates in September, November and February. The dates will be finalized and released soon on this webpage and our social media sites. The topics will focus on history and science and are similar, though not exactly the same, each time the program is offered. Thank you for your interest.

      Molly Hamilton
      Assistant Public Information Officer

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