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.
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.”
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
• 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