Homeschoolers week at National Constitution Center

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Here’s some good information if you are a homeschooling parent. We love the NCC and go there often.




Hands-on history experience for homeschool students

highlights the American Presidency


Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2013) – The National Constitution Center invites students and their families to participate in the Center’s first annual Homeschool Week, Monday, February 11 – Friday, February 15, 2013.  Homeschoolers will enjoy the Center’s exhibitions, including Signers’ Hall and the award-winning theatrical production Freedom Rising, and the opportunity to enhance and enrich their experience with tours and workshops lead by the Center’s education staff.  The Center’s first Homeschool Week will highlight the American Presidency.  A second Homeschool Week is planned for June 17 – June 21, 2013.

Admission prices for homeschool families are $10 for students, $6.50 for parents and chaperones, and $5 for National Constitution Center members.  Pre-registration is recommended.  For more information or to register, please call 215.409.6800 or email  Morning and afternoon programs are available.  The Center’s Homeschool Week is designed for students ages 6 – 14.

Daily programs and workshops include:


Hail to the Chief (recommended for ages 6-9)

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Led by a member of the Center’s education staff, students will learn about the role of the President and the history of the Executive branch during this exciting and interactive quiz game.  Participants will race against the clock to answer questions from a variety of categories including: “Before They Were President,” “Elections and Inaugurations,” and “Presidential Pets.” This program is paired with the Becoming the President Tour.


Becoming the President Tour (recommended for ages 6-9)

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Following the Hail to the Chief Ever wonder what it was like for George Washington growing up on Virginia’s Pope Creek Estate?  Or what life was like for Lincoln in that log cabin in Kentucky?  Children can dress up like their favorite American Presidents and experience growing up, president style!  This is a guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People and is paired with the Hail to the Chief program.


Headed to the White House (recommended for ages 10-14)

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

During this action-packed program, a member of the Center’s education staff will guide children through the ins and outs of a presidential campaign, from naming a candidate and building a platform to creating unforgettable campaign ads.  This program is paired with the Presidential Leadership Tour.


Presidential Leadership Tour (recommended for ages 10-14)

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In this special tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, a member of the Center’s education staff will lead students on a discovery tour of the leadership styles of George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.  This tour also includes discussion activities and a workshop and is paired with the Headed to the White House program.

Homeschool parents also are encouraged to visit for a wide variety of standards-based teaching materials, including interactive games and lessons, and the Center’s popular web series, Constitution Hall Pass.


The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution.  Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship through a state-of-the-art museum experience, including hundreds of interactive exhibits, films and rare artifacts; must-see feature exhibitions; the internationally acclaimed, 360-degree theatrical production Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers’ Hall, where visitors can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.  As America’s forum for constitutional dialogue, the Center engages diverse, distinguished leaders of government, public policy, journalism and scholarship in timely public discussions and debates.  The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, the national hub for constitutional education, which offers cutting-edge civic learning resources both onsite and online.  Freedom is calling.  Answer it at the National Constitution Center.  For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit


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