Grove Homeschool Week 2023

dates

March 6-10, 2023

location

The Grove National Historic Landmark
1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL 60025

register

Call Judy at 224-521-2105

tweeting all homeschoolers!

Back by popular demand, The Grove is dedicating one week exclusively for Homeschoolers to experience our hands-on programs! Historical and Environmental Educational programs are available for homeschoolers from grades K-8. For more information or to register for a program please contact Judy 224-521-2105 from February 7-February 15, 2023. Late registrants will be accepted based on program availability. Please note that payment in full is required at time of registration (younger siblings 4 and under not participating in programs will not be charged), and refunds will only be given in the event of a program cancellation by The Grove. Please note that masks are not required for all programs, but we will follow any new mandates put forth by local governing bodies such as the IDPH or CCDPH.

program descriptions, by day

Select a day to see what’s available

9:30-11:30 am
Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13 no exceptions)
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

Walk in Nature
What happens to plants and animals in the winter and in the spring? Join us as we look for signs of the changing seasons. We will be walking the trails for a part of this program, so please dress for the weather.
Who: Grades K-3
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 12/6

Schoolhouse
Travel back in time and learn what school was like in the 1850s. Experience a typical school day in our reproduction one-room schoolhouse, where a schoolmarm or school master will lead students through lessons in history, math, spelling and geography using slate boards. Please park in the West Lot at The Grove, staff will direct you to the correct building.
Who: Grades 1-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 30/15

1-3 pm
Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13 no exceptions)
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

Archaeology
Take part in an archaeological dig in this exciting program! Learn about the history of the Kennicott family and life in the 1800s by digging up genuine artifacts excavated from the grounds during the restoration of the historical Kennicott House.
Who: Grades 1-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 16/8

9:30 am-11:30am
Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Log Cabin
Do you think it’s possible for a family of 6 to live together in one or two rooms? Students will discover what life was like living in a 1850s log cabin, and what children were expected to do—from tin punch to drawing water from a well—these hands-on experiences will make students appreciate the difference between pioneer life and the modern world!
Who: Grades K-3
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9
Max/Min: 15/6

Life of a Naturalist
Discover who Robert Kennicott was and what being a naturalist means. Explore the Interpretive Center and Robert’s Lab, and meet some of the animals that call The Grove home.
Who: Grades 1-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 15/6

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13 no exceptions)
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

1-3 pm
Living Off the Land
Learn how to use what you find in the woods to build shelter, the best way to start a campfire, and how to read signs in nature. This program will end by a campfire with s’mores.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 12/6

Dynamic Earth
This exciting program explores the forces of the earth! Learn all about land formation, plate tectonics and what makes up our soil. Hands-on activities include rock, mineral and fossil investigations as well as a geology trail walk to discover how glaciers shaped our area.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 12/6

Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

9:30 am-11:30 am
Quills
Discover the beauty of writing with quills. Students will not only learn the history of pioneer quill writing, but also experiment with multiple types of ink, tools, and will write a short pen pal letter as well as create their own illumination initial letter card or bookmark.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $26 adult + child, each additional child $13 (within same family)
Max/Min: 15/10

Reptiles and Amphibians
Come face to face with some snakes and turtles in this fun program! Students will learn about reptiles and amphibians and discover the similarities and differences between them. An identification activity uses a simple taxonomic key and features unforgettable encounters with our residents “herps.”
Who: Grades K-3
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 28/15

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

1-3 pm
Quills
Discover the beauty of writing with quills. Students will not only learn the history of pioneer quill writing, but also experiment with multiple types of ink, tools, and will write a short pen pal letter as well as create their own illumination initial letter card or bookmark.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $26 adult + child, each additional child $13 (within same family)
Max/Min: 15/10

Log Cabin
Do you think it’s possible for a family of 6 to live together in one or two rooms? Students will discover what life was like living in a 1850s log cabin, and what children were expected to do—from tin punch to drawing water from a well—these hands-on experiences will make students appreciate the difference between pioneer life and the modern world!
Who: Grades K-3
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9
Max/Min: 20/15

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

9:30-11:30 am
Log Cabin Advanced
What did older children do for fun in the 1850s? Learn all about this as participants will use antique tools to saw wood and drill holes, use life sized Lincoln Logs to construct a log cabin, and enjoy games from the 1850s.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 20/15

Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Feathers and Fur
Learn how mammals and birds have adapted to survive in different types of environments. Explore the world of birds and discover beak and feet diversity and the unique characteristics of feathers. Activities with mammal artifacts include investigating fur and skulls. Dress for the weather to hit the trails and look for some of these interesting creatures.
Who: Grades K-3
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 20/10

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

1-3 pm
Native North Americans
Learn all about the Potawatomi Indian culture and heritage, and the historical ties between this native group and the settlers around The Grove. Explore the traditions of the area’s Native Americans and how they impacted the land, and try your hand at using some of their tools and playing some of their games.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 30/15

Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Pack Your Wagon
Imagine having to load up your car for a trip across the country. Would you be able to pack enough food, clothing and supplies to last for weeks at a time? The pioneers did just that as the moved westward. Work together to determine what’s important enough to bring along and what can be left behind as you pack The Grove’s wagon for the big trip!
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 30/15

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

9:30-11:30 am
Native North Americans
Learn all about the Potawatomi Indian culture and heritage, and the historical ties between this native group and the settlers around The Grove. Explore the traditions of the area’s Native Americans and how they impacted the land, and try your hand at using some of their tools and playing some of their games.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $18 adult + child, each additional child $9 (within same family)
Max/Min: 30/15

Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4

1-3 pm
Quills
Discover the beauty of writing with quills. Students will not only learn the history of pioneer quill writing, but also experiment with multiple types of ink, tools, and will write a short pen pal letter as well as create their own illumination initial letter card or bookmark.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $26 adult + child, each additional child $13 (within same family)
Max/Min: 15/10

Cooking on the Homestead
Discover how families were able to cook and preserve food during pioneer times. Each participant will learn techniques such as pickling and cooking on a woodstove, and will be able sample and take their edible products home.
Who: Grades 4-8
Fee: $40 adult + child, each additional child $20 (within same family)
Max/Min: 10/6

Blacksmithing
This exciting program takes place in our working pioneer blacksmith shop! Participants will learn how to work with the forge, anvil and hammers that a blacksmith used to make useful household items. Everyone will take a finished project home.
Who: Grades 5-8
Fee: $46 adult + child, each additional child $23 (within same family)
Max/Min: 6/4