THY COLONIAL EXPERIENCE
for the creative homeschool student...
an innovative education program developed by
a living history family...
and shared with their friends.
Your student will have patriotic adventures that will have
a lifetime of positive influence...
and establish a community of friendships.
Designed for the whole family...
to build a deep understanding our place in history.
In colonial times children went to a school where they learned to read and write. Sometimes this school was in a kitchen. In this class your student will write and illustrate their own, "American Colonial History.” Your home and classwork in this course will be compiled into a beautiful collection of art, science, geography and literature projects. Your student will organize their work in a timeline fashion into a sketch book.
Schools then were very small. Your class will be small and your teacher will instruct you in the art, history and culture of colonial America. You will have weekly writing and reading homework appropriate for your grade level.
Required Textbook: A Child’s First Book of American History, Earl Myers
Spiral Bound Sketchbook with 60 pages
Sketchbooks with the required number of pages will be available first day of class for $20.00.
The early American republic was a nation of makers. With a lively inventiveness fueled by revolutionary fervor, idealism, and self-taught genius, newly independent Americans filled their lives with art and color. The Early American artists main concerns were practical needs such as portraits, pottery, furniture, textiles, documents, and trade signs. These helped establish a purely American culture. Self-taught artists were part of a story that was daily unfolding, yet their names were often not recorded and were therefore excluded from documented history. The field of American folk art that coalesced around these two poles reclaimed the original context of the art as a vital part of life.
In our program your student will focus on Folk Art from 5 different periods of American History and learn how to make an example from each period. We will explore several different classical mediums such as Sculpture, Pastel, Watercolor, Drawing, Fabric Arts and Painting,
History of Colonial Science & Practical Scientific Skills
Your student will learn the history of colonial science and practical scientific skills.
Tuesday: Amanda Knox - Master Teacher
Wednesday: Esther Yardley - Teacher in Training
Colonial children are much the same as children everywhere, they play games indoors and out. Families were often large so there was seldom a lack of playtime companions. Many of the most popular colonial games are still played today, Ninepins, Blind man’s Bluff and Scotch Hoppers. During our Colonial time together we will be playing popular games such as Rolling the Hoop, Races, making and playing Marbles, Tin Can Lanterns, Pomander Balls, Scavenger Hunts, Candle Making and much, much more.
US Geography & Maps
Geography not only puts current events in perspective, it help us understand history. Want to better understand history? Study geography.
The most basic skill in navigation is understanding the “lay of the land.” Studying geography helps develop spatial thinking. Without a basic sense of geography, it’s impossible to get the most out of your history study. Geography allows you to understand the place where you live. People settle in specific places because of the landscape. For example, cities are almost always built on a river or other reliable water supply. What is the history of the place you live? How has the geography affected the area? These are the questions to ask to gain a deep understanding of your home.
From the moment when colonists first arrived in America, one of their most important concerns was food. Their first crop was corn. Native Americans, like Squanto, taught them how to grow corn and use it to make cornmeal. Over time, however, they began to grow other staples crops such as wheat, rice, barley, oats, pumpkins, beans and squash. In our class we will be learning about the importance of cooking healthy meals. We will make authentic colonial soups, cornbread, Jonny cakes and will be making our own homemade butter and ice cream. We will also be practicing other practical home arts like candle making, gardening and sewing.
THY ART HISTORY: Thy Colonial Experience
Five Six Week sessions
1st - 8th Grade - $300 a session
Tuesday or Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Session 1 - Native American's
Session 2 - Colonial America
Session 3 - American Revolution & Constitution
Session 4 - Pioneer Life & Westward Expansion
Session 5 - Slavery & Civil War
THY SMALL COLONIALS
TK - Kindergarten - $300 a session
With their own age appropriate program at the same time as your older students
including an art lesson with Kim Frassett.
$25 One time nonrefundable registration fee holds your student's spot for ALL sessions.
History: A Child’s First Book of American History, Earl Meirs
Geography: National Geographic Kids United States Atlas (Paperback)
by National Geographic
Science: Highly recommended:
SKETCHBOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN CLASS - $20.00
Thy Small Colonials
A TK & K Combination Class
Learning about American history and culture is fun for kids of all ages, even the younger ones! Your TK & K learner will enjoy a Good Morning Welcome filled with singing and story time. Each week a picture book will be read and discussed to spark a life-long interest in literature.
Month by month we will enjoy seasons and their colors, holidays, and famous people. Together we will count & sort and learn about calendars & clocks. Each week we will study a Colonial Character of the Day and a Science Idea of the day. We will learn about the United States by identifying American symbols and monuments.
This will be a morning of hands on fun where your student will have the opportunity to create a take home craft or art work. Students will also make new friends while enjoying lunch and outdoor recess together.
This class will compliment Thy Colonial Experience with a younger learner focus
and will include an art lesson with artist & historian Kim Frassett.
Materials Needed: A list of the Colonial Characters that will be studied, Science Ideas that will be explored and Picture Books that will be introduced will be supplied to you for further study at home. You are highly encouraged to check out books from the library or purchase materials to supplement learning at home, but it will not be required. Please provide one 3 ring binder with 27 clear plastic insert sheets to be brought the first day of class.