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Landis Valley's homeschool program is a great way to supplement your history lesson, with classes that meet the PA State & Homeschool Educational Standards.  Held every Wednesday from February through mid-March, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the program consists of six individual classes, each with a different topic.  Homeschool class prices are:  $20.00 per class ($18.00 for Landis Valley Associates members), or $100.00 for all six classes.  CLASSES ARE FULL

As we enter our seventh year of offering Winter Homeschool Classes, we will start the implementation of a three year program.  Each year, we will have 6 core themes:  Open Hearth Cooking, Fiber Arts, Gardening, Folk Art, Historic Apparel, and Instructor's Choice.  Our classes will be based on these themes.  While the core themes will remain the same, the actual class activities will change.  During the first year, we will offer the "Back to Basics" courses.  These courses will give students the background knowledge to build upon in future years.  The "Back to Basics" for 2017 will include:

February 1st

"Simply Good" - includes learning open hearth cooking techniques culminating in the preparation of an authentic PA German meal.

For ages 6-13 

February 8th

"Wooly Warm" - includes learning how to process wool from carding to spinning.

For ages 6-15

February 15th

"One, Two, three...the Abacus" - includes learning to construct and use the original calculator.

For ages 8-15 

February 22th

"A Snip Here, A Snip There" - includes learning the art of Scherenschnitte (scissors cutting).  Projects include several levels of difficulty.  Finish your projects by painting them with watercolors.

For ages 6-13

March 1st

"Counting Stitches" - includes basic sewing stitches and techniques.  Use this knowledge to make a market bag or muffler.

For ages 6-13 

March 8th

"The Birds and the Seeds" - includes learning about gardening tools, how to plan a garden, and visiting several types of gardens.  Also, explore the outdoors through an introduction to bird watching.

For ages 6-13 


Hands on History Days

We also offer Hands-on History Days, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2017:

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  • August 8
  • October 19 & 26
  • November 2

For more information on these or any of our other educational programs, please contact Sheri Brown, Education Coordinator.