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Homeschool Friday: Oktoberfest — Columbia’s German History

In honor of Oktoberfest, students will learn about the history of Germans in Columbia. Germans have made their home in Columbia since its founding days. Students will explore various aspects of German life, including pretzel making and yodeling. We’ll also learn about the contribution Germans made to science and music.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit historiccolumbia.org, call (803) 252-1770 x 36, or email jquint@historiccolumbia.org.

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Homeschool Friday: Columbia Working Men and Women

In celebration of Labor Day, students will take a walking tour through the historic Olympia Mill Village where they will learn history of working men and women of Columbia’s past. There still stands two former mills, Granby and Olympia, which are now used as apartment buildings. Granby Mill was built in 1897 and Olympia opened in 1899, at the time the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world. The men and women who worked in these mills resided in nearby homes that made up the mill village. The village had its own school, churches and YMCA.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather at 701 Whaley Street.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact us by email or call 803.252.1770 x 26.

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To Homeschool or Not? The Pros and Cons | Columbia SC Moms Blog

To Homeschool or Not? The Pros and Cons

It’s that time of year when many moms of preschoolers have that all-important question looming over them—the question of schooling. What kind of school? Where to school? What will be best for my child? The wonderful thing about this is there are so many options these days. We can choose to public school, private school, […]

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7 Ways Homeschooling My Kids is Changing Me | Columbia SC Moms Blog

7 Ways Homeschooling My Kids is Changing Me

We started homeschooling for many traditional reasons. We wanted to focus our kids’ education on our faith and have more time as a family. We also chose homeschooling out of concern for some of today’s educational trends, etc., etc. We’ve been in the trenches with our daughter for four years now, and our son will join […]

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School Choice Rally

Parents Know Best in South Carolina Education

Have you noticed bright, yellow scarves this week? It’s not in support of a sports team – schools, organizations and individuals across the nation are gearing up to celebrate education options.  It’s National School Choice Week. In education, one size doesn’t fit all. What’s right for one child might not be the same for another. School Choice […]

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What to Expect When You're Homeschooling - Columbia SC Moms Blog

What to Expect When You’re Homeschooling

It’s back-to-school time, which for me, brings up all sorts of nostalgia and memories of new crayons, new lunchboxes, new clothes, new everything. Like most people in the United States, I grew up attending school. You probably did, too, either public or private. Homeschooling has gained momentum as a movement in the last twenty years, but […]

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