Homeschool Wednesdays

When: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 
Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall N, Lincoln, NE

 

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? 

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