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Homeschool Day: STL Kids

Our first Homeschool Day of the 2017–2018 school year, STL Kids, is all about you! We will look at important stories about how kids from the past have experienced St. Louis and compare them to how you experience St. Louis today. We’ll also have our first ever Homeschool Day Project Showcase, where students will be able to learn about the fascinating research and work that other students have done. (Places are still available in the Project Showcase! Email for more information if you are interested.) Please join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, September 18, to get inspired by the power and impact of St. Louis kids.

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September 2017 Homeschool Day Time Table

Program Descriptions:

Drums and Decisions: Kids and the Civil War
(Ages 5–12) Students will get a glimpse into the Civil War era through the eyes of children who lived through this tumultuous time. They can explore the choices these kids made and create storybooks that will foster decision making and empathy skills. Blending character education with historical understanding, this workshop offers young students an age-appropriate introduction to the Civil War’s major themes. 

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse Workshop
(Ages 12–18) Learn how the Missouri History Museum uses surveys and evaluations to build and improve the gallery spaces. In 2014 Museum staff prototyped the History Clubhouse. They gathered figures and feedback to help transform the Clubhouse into the dynamic space it is today. In this workshop kids will get to assess some of the original data from Let’s Build It! and make their own recommendations for future improvements to the Clubhouse. 

STL Kids Crafts and Activity Stations
(Drop In, ALL) Students will use creativity and imagination when they help create a community zoo. Kids can populate the zoo with animals, decorate an animal to take home, celebrate themselves by crafting the perfect selfie, or test their knowledge of fun local places by completing a St. Louis Kids word search.

Project Showcase
(Drop In, ALL) Students are invited to check out some of the cool projects their peers have been working on throughout the summer during our first ever Homeschool Day Project Showcase! This is an opportunity for students to share their work with one another and inspire ideas for subjects they would like to learn more about or projects they’d like to create in the future. The showcase will be set up like a science fair, so families can browse the presentations at their leisure. Topics range from history to animals to arts and crafts.

A Kid’s History of St. Louis Gallery Activities
(Drop In, ALL) The Missouri History Museum is filled with stories about how adults have shaped history. But kids have left their mark too—and they’re just as important. Students can dig deeper into these stories when they visit different times and places throughout St. Louis history and use artifacts to find out more about how kids have worked, played, and supported their St. Louis community in various eras. Help us tell these kids’ side of the story!

Lunch and a Movie: St. Louis Children’s Shows of the Past
(Drop In, ALL) Have you ever wondered what kinds of TV programs young St. Louis children watched in the past? Students can bring in lunch and view a collection of clips from popular St. Louis children’s shows such as Romper Room, D.B.’s Delight, Cooky and the Captain, and Mr. Patches.

Storytelling and Make and Take: Beloved Books
(Ages 2–6) Join us as we read from some of our favorite children’s books! Please note: Storytelling now includes a make-and-take activity, thanks to our specially trained Youth and Family Programs staff.

History Clubhouse Gallery Exploration
(Ages 2–10) The History Clubhouse is available for your family to visit from 10am to 4pm today and every day. Timed-entry tickets are required, which you may request from the ticket desk at the Museum’s north entrance. These tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a reminder, the History Clubhouse is intended for children ages 2–10, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Series:Homeschool Days
When: Monday, September 18, 2017, from 10am to 2pm
Where: Throughout the Museum
How Much:Free
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