For Home Schools
How to Register
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Unless otherwise noted, all participants are $6/each regardless of age (including any adults).
All home school programs are for ages 6 and up unless otherwise noted.
2019 Home School Programs @ the Hill!
Children will learn and do American country dances from the early 1800s. They will compare and contrast today’s music and dancing to the music they will hear during the program.
Wisconsin’s Amazing Women
Celebrate Women’s History Month and the 100 year anniversary of Wisconsin giving women the right to vote with some of Wisconsin’s Amazing Women! In this program, students will learn about four women from Wisconsin who made a difference in the lives of people around them.
Play games to learn to think like a historian and meet some of Heritage Hill’s historians!
All ages welcome!
Historic interpreters challenge your children to use their critical thinking skills to discover life in Northeastern Wisconsin as a fur trader, farmer, soldier, and tradesman. Students will compare and contrast today’s life to that of the past as well as consider how gender roles have changed over the years.
Mad as a Hatter
Hat styles have changed drastically throughout history, from the shapes to the materials they were made from. Explore different hats people wore throughout time during this workshop and make hat crafts to take home!
Law and Order
Ages 8 and up
Participate in the trial of Chief Oshkosh and the trial of John Arndt and help decide whether these men are guilty or not guilty. Learn how these rulings affected future similar trials. (Please note there is a lot of reading in this program; make sure your child feels comfortable reading in front of others before signing up for this program. The literature is at about a 5th grade reading level.)
Make beautiful creations using nature, learn the art of quill pen writing, do a water color painting inspired by Caroline Tank, and make an art-based toy to take home! All supplies will be provided, but make sure you are wearing clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!
Learn about the job of an archaeologist! Do a small excavation, evaluate site descriptions, and get your hands dirty at this fun workshop!
Hear the struggles of the long journey from Germany to America in the mid-19th century. A costumed presenter brings an immigrant trunk filled with objects and documents.
Learn about the beginnings of the Revolutionary War and the Boston Tea Party. Act out Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Play Road to the Revolution Bingo and move while racing in the Minute Men relay.