Homeschool families are invited to the Nebraska History Museum for a fun new learning series offered the first Wednesday of each month, September-May*. At Homeschool Wednesdays, students of all ages learn what historic objects and photos can tell us about the past. The activities are geared towards 7 to 10-year-olds, but older students are welcome to participate.
Each Homeschool Wednesday takes place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and is centered around a different essential question. Families investigate the museum to answer each month’s essential question by examining objects and photos on display, interacting with an expert, completing a hands-on activity, and interviewing three touchable objects that witnessed the past.
*Due to the New Year’s holiday, January’s program will be held on the second Wednesday.
Dates and Essential Questions:
- September 4 - How do you build a house on the prairie?
- October 2 - What does harvest time mean to Nebraskans?
- November 6 - Why is voting important to Nebraskans?
- December 4 - How did the people who lived here before us use this place?
- January 8 - How do people stay warm in Nebraska winters?
- February 5 - How do Nebraskans decide what to wear?
- March 4 - Why is art and music important to Nebraskans?
- April 1 - What brings families to Nebraska?
- May 6 - What do Nebraskans like to do for fun?