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Home School Programs
Belle Meade Plantation’s school programs are open to any student group, including home schools. Any home schooling family, cooperative or association is welcome to book a private tour. Please be aware that we require a 10-paid student minimum for all private tour programs. Individual families or small groups are encouraged to sign up for our Home School Days. Home School Days are a great way to meet other home schooling families from Middle Tennessee and on these special dates there is no minimum number required to book your tour!
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Participation in each Home school Day is $5 per student. Each family receives one free Parent-Educator admission. Additional Adults are $11 per person. Younger (non-participating) siblings are welcome to observe at no cost. Picnic Areas are Available. For more information or to book today call 615-356-0501 ext.31 or email email@example.com
2012-2013 Program Details & Dates
*NEW! Hands-On Shiloh, 1862
September 10, 2012
Join us and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. be mustered into the Army and meet the Quartermaster to receive a haversack, kepi, and a (wooden) rifled musket. Move with the Army through various battlefield experiences and discover what suits you best: Infantry, Artillery, Signal Corps, or Ambulance/Medical Corps. The Shiloh experience will conclude with a demonstration firing of the cannon!
*NEW! Dig It! Archaeology Program
October 4, 2012
Participate in an actual on-site archaeology dig near our historic Harding Cabin. Learn American Archaeological Techniques while working in the pit and artifact processing lab. Discover more about the “dirty” side of history with fun excavation activities! Dress to get dirty! Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED for participation.
Victorian Christmas: A Century of Celebration
December 10, 2012
You are cordially invited to join the festive holiday activities and experience Christmas decade by decade. Lear about Victorian holiday traditions and discover 19th century holiday technology, from toys and games to the development of new electric Christmas tree lights, as you tour the lavishly decorated mansion. Decorate and ornament for the tree to take home and remember your special day at Belle Meade Plantation.
*NEW! Black History Celebration
February 12, 2013
Celebrate Black History Month with Belle Meade Plantation! Explore the variations of African American music and create your own musical instrument to take home! Discover facts about famous African American inventors and their contributions to science with hands-on activities. Demonstrate logic and map reading skills as you explore the property during our NEW “Harriet Tubman to Rosa parks” African American History Scavenger Hunt!
Spring Planting Day
April 23, 2013
Discover what it took to get ready for the busy growing season. Spring was one of the busies times of year on a 19th century farm and students will discover why as they see a sheep shearing demonstration and participate in a “sheep to shawl” program, learning how to spin wool into yarn. Play 19th century lawn games and plant a seed to take home!
Join the Home School History Club and see for yourself why History ROCKS at Belle Meade Plantation. Each month the Club will explore and experience different aspects of American history through interactive games and activities, projects, lessons and so much more!
Join the Club for $60 per year!
That’s only $5 per month, and can be paid monthly!
Club Meeting Times:
*The Club meets the first Tuesday of each month (January-December).
*Club members are dropped off at 10:00am and picked up at 1:00pm.
*Snack is provided.
*Sack Lunches should be brought from home.
The Club is divided by Grade Level.
(K & 1st) (2nd & 3rd) (4th-5th & 6th) (7th -12th)
Membership Benefits Include:
*Exclusive Club Members only T-shirt.
*Subscription to the Monthly Club Newsletter.
*Invitation to the Annual Club Picnic (families invited).
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