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Home Schooling Opportunities

Burritt on the Mountain educators are excited to offer a new year of Home School Happenings. Each month we offer an enrichment lesson that focuses on history, science, art, or a combination of the three. Each lesson includes a hands-on learning experience that utilizes our historic 1800s park and/or the beautiful woodland setting and trails. A handout that includes topical information and follow-up activities is provided.

Home School Happenings 2014-2015 (K-8th grade)

 Join us for another exciting year of K-8th grade home school classes at Burritt on the Mountain! We delight in finding ways to integrate history, science, and art into fun and fulfilling enrichment lessons for your student here at our unique museum site on Monte Sano. Each lesson includes a short oral presentation, a hands-on learning experience, and a handout featuring information and follow-up activities related to that month's topic. Learning comes alive at Burritt thanks to our lovely mountaintop setting, historic park, and 167-acre campus! Classes meet on the 1st Tuesday, 2nd Tuesday, and 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Upper-Level Home School History (7th-12th grade)

Students in grades 7-12 will enjoy these 1 ½ -hour classes where we will grapple with some of history's most intriguing and complicated stories. In addition to building important knowledge about these parts of American history, students will also gain an appreciation for the value of primary sources in investigating the past and learn to do primary source investigation themselves as we search for answers. Each of these three topics is uniquely tied in to our local history, with the intent of growing students' appreciation for the history that is in our own backyard.

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Class Schedule:

Home School Letterboxing

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Letterboxing was a favorite hobby in the 1800s. Like a treasure hunt, letterboxing uses clues and compasses to lead you to a series of stops where you find notes from your friends, treasures to share,...




Home School Letterboxing

September 10, 2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Letterboxing was a favorite hobby in the 1800s. Like a treasure hunt, letterboxing uses clues and compasses to lead you to a series of stops where you find notes from your friends, treasures to share,...




Home School Letterboxing

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Letterboxing was a favorite hobby in the 1800s. Like a treasure hunt, letterboxing uses clues and compasses to lead you to a series of stops where you find notes from your friends, treasures to share,...




Home School Agriculture

October 07, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Agriculture was a part of everyday life for the families who lived in Burritt's historic homes. Join us in this month of harvest to take a look at some of the plants in Burritt's heirloom garden – the...




Home School Agriculture

October 14, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Agriculture was a part of everyday life for the families who lived in Burritt's historic homes. Join us in this month of harvest to take a look at some of the plants in Burritt's heirloom garden – the...




Home School Agriculture

October 15, 2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

Agriculture was a part of everyday life for the families who lived in Burritt's historic homes. Join us in this month of harvest to take a look at some of the plants in Burritt's heirloom garden – the...




Home School Agriculture

October 15, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Agriculture was a part of everyday life for the families who lived in Burritt's historic homes. Join us in this month of harvest to take a look at some of the plants in Burritt's heirloom garden – the...




Home School Floor Coverings

November 04, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Floor Coverings are taken for granted today, but we can learn to appreciate our modern carpeted and tiled floors by taking a look at what people put on their floors in the 1800s, and how they made the...




Home School Floor Coverings

November 11, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Floor Coverings are taken for granted today, but we can learn to appreciate our modern carpeted and tiled floors by taking a look at what people put on their floors in the 1800s, and how they made the...




Home School Floor Coverings

November 12, 2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

Floor Coverings are taken for granted today, but we can learn to appreciate our modern carpeted and tiled floors by taking a look at what people put on their floors in the 1800s, and how they made the...




Home School Floor Coverings

November 12, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Floor Coverings are taken for granted today, but we can learn to appreciate our modern carpeted and tiled floors by taking a look at what people put on their floors in the 1800s, and how they made the...




Home School The Civil Rights Movement in Huntsville

November 19, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Upper Level Home School Class (7th-12th grade) Let's take a closer look at how the history of Huntsville's own civil rights struggle in the 1960s and 1970s relates to the story of the national Civil ...




Home School The Civil Rights Movement in Huntsville

November 20, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Upper Level Home School Class (7th-12th grade) Let's take a closer look at how the history of Huntsville's own civil rights struggle in the 1960s and 1970s relates to the story of the national Civil ...




Home School Holiday Ornaments

December 02, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Holiday Ornaments will be on display throughout our museum this month. We'll tour the homes in the Historic Park to compare Christmas traditions of the past with our holiday celebrations today. Then, ...




Home School Holiday Ornaments

December 09, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Holiday Ornaments will be on display throughout our museum this month. We'll tour the homes in the Historic Park to compare Christmas traditions of the past with our holiday celebrations today. Then, ...




Home School Holiday Ornaments

December 10, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Holiday Ornaments will be on display throughout our museum this month. We'll tour the homes in the Historic Park to compare Christmas traditions of the past with our holiday celebrations today. Then, ...




Home School Quilling

January 06, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Quilling is the art of paper filigree, the detailed twisting and shaping of colored paper strips to make creative designs. This traditional paper craft has been popular for centuries and is both beaut...




Home School Quilling

January 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Quilling is the art of paper filigree, the detailed twisting and shaping of colored paper strips to make creative designs. This traditional paper craft has been popular for centuries and is both beaut...




Home School Quilling

January 14, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

Quilling is the art of paper filigree, the detailed twisting and shaping of colored paper strips to make creative designs. This traditional paper craft has been popular for centuries and is both beaut...




Home School Quilling

January 14, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Quilling is the art of paper filigree, the detailed twisting and shaping of colored paper strips to make creative designs. This traditional paper craft has been popular for centuries and is both beaut...




Home School Trail of Tears: a History of Southeastern Indian Removal

January 21, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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UPPER LEVEL HOME SCHOOL CLASS (7TH-12TH GRADE) In the late 1830s, residents of the Tennessee Valley watched the Trail of Tears pass through areas we still know today: Huntsville, New Hope, Owens Cros...




Home School Trail of Tears: a History of Southeastern Indian Removal

January 22, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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UPPER LEVEL HOME SCHOOL CLASS (7TH-12TH GRADE) In the late 1830s, residents of the Tennessee Valley watched the Trail of Tears pass through areas we still know today: Huntsville, New Hope, Owens Cros...




Home School Fossils

February 03, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Fossils are right under our feet at Burritt! This month we will learn about how fossils are made, examine Burritt's collection of fossils, and visit the limestone formations on our trails to learn how...




Home School Fossils

February 10, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Fossils are right under our feet at Burritt! This month we will learn about how fossils are made, examine Burritt's collection of fossils, and visit the limestone formations on our trails to learn how...




Home School Fossils

February 11, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

Fossils are right under our feet at Burritt! This month we will learn about how fossils are made, examine Burritt's collection of fossils, and visit the limestone formations on our trails to learn how...




Home School Fossils

February 11, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Fossils are right under our feet at Burritt! This month we will learn about how fossils are made, examine Burritt's collection of fossils, and visit the limestone formations on our trails to learn how...




Home School Pysanky Eggs

March 03, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Pysanky Eggs are intricately detailed dyed eggs, originating with ancient Ukrainian traditions and commonly decorated for Easter today by artisans across the world. Join us this month to learn about t...




Home School Pysanky Eggs

March 10, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Pysanky Eggs are intricately detailed dyed eggs, originating with ancient Ukrainian traditions and commonly decorated for Easter today by artisans across the world. Join us this month to learn about t...




Home School Pysanky Eggs

March 11, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Pysanky Eggs are intricately detailed dyed eggs, originating with ancient Ukrainian traditions and commonly decorated for Easter today by artisans across the world. Join us this month to learn about t...




Home School the Civil War

April 07, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Civil War didn't only happen at Gettysburg and Antietam – it happened right here in Huntsville too! This month, learn about the important events of the Civil War that happened right here in our ba...




Home School The Civil War

April 08, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

The Civil War didn't only happen at Gettysburg and Antietam – it happened right here in Huntsville too! This month, learn about the important events of the Civil War that happened right here in our ba...




Home School The Civil War

April 08, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

The Civil War didn't only happen at Gettysburg and Antietam – it happened right here in Huntsville too! This month, learn about the important events of the Civil War that happened right here in our ba...




Home School the Civil War

April 14, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

The Civil War didn't only happen at Gettysburg and Antietam – it happened right here in Huntsville too! This month, learn about the important events of the Civil War that happened right here in our ba...




Home School Slaves to Soldiers: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers

April 22, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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UPPER LEVEL HOME SCHOOL CLASS (7TH-12TH GRADE) The Buffalo Soldiers, or U.S. Colored Troops, were African-American soldiers who wanted to serve their country yet were only allowed to join the militar...




Home School Slaves to Soldiers: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers

April 23, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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UPPER LEVEL HOME SCHOOL CLASS (7TH-12TH GRADE) The Buffalo Soldiers, or U.S. Colored Troops, were African-American soldiers who wanted to serve their country yet were only allowed to join the militar...




Home School Plant Identification

May 05, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Plant Identification comes alive when Burritt's 167-acre campus is your classroom! Students will learn the basic parts of plants and the major groups, their life cycles, and various characteristics of...




Home School Plant Identification

May 12, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Burritt on the Mountain

Plant Identification comes alive when Burritt's 167-acre campus is your classroom! Students will learn the basic parts of plants and the major groups, their life cycles, and various characteristics of...




Home School Plant Identification

May 13, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Burritt on the Mountain

Plant Identification comes alive when Burritt's 167-acre campus is your classroom! Students will learn the basic parts of plants and the major groups, their life cycles, and various characteristics of...




Home School Plant Identification

May 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Burritt Mansion

Plant Identification comes alive when Burritt's 167-acre campus is your classroom! Students will learn the basic parts of plants and the major groups, their life cycles, and various characteristics of...




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