Homeschool Programs

Mariposa Homeschool Spring Program Schedule


EXPLORER SERIES

Our popular Explorers! series will continue this fall on the third Tuesday of every month from September to December. Remember all of these programs are free with your Homeschool Family Membership ($125 for two or more children or $100 for one child or a single-parent family)! Non-members pay $6 per person per program including children three and over. Our next programs are Explore Peru! on September 19th at 10:00 and 1:00, Explore Mexico! on October 17th at 10:00 and 1:00, Explore Vietnam! on November 21st at 10:00 and 1:00, and Explore the Philippines! on December 19th at 10:00 and 1:00. Please call (603) 924-4555 or email education@marpiposamuseum.org to register in advance or to be placed on our mailing list!

September 19, 2017 at 10:00 and 1:00 - Explore Peru!

Explore Peru through storytelling, maps, artifacts, and food. Peruvian weaving is spectacular for the Peruvians are skilled weavers. Learn that Peru was once part of the Inca Empire and which traditions are most important to them. Spanish and religious cultures provide a strong sense of identity for the Peruvians. Finally make your own Peruvian sandwich on large leaves of lettuce combining many stables of the Peruvian diet such as avocado and eggs!

October 17, 2017 at 10:00 and 1:00 - Explore Mexico!

The Day of the Dead (in October and November) is a national holiday in Mexico in which the Mexican people prepare for at the end of October when it is believed that the souls of the dead return to be fed once a year. It is a festival that is celebrated with love and humor unlike Halloween in the United States. Explore Mexico through storytelling, maps, artifacts, and food as we make guacamole grilled cheese sandwiches. Guacamole was first developed by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico and has become a favorite international condiment or salad ingredient!

November 21, 2017 at 10:00 and 1:00 - Explore Vietnam!

Explore Vietnam through objects, storytelling, maps, and food as we explore recycled toys made by the children of Vietnam and played in the streets. This fascinating country has been home to humans who existed here 500,000 years ago! We will explore Vietnam’s culture, geography, and its animals many of which are unusual and rare. Come and explore Vietnam as we make Vietnamese Salad Rolls filled with lots of vegetables!

December 19, 2017 at 10:00 and 1:00 - Explore The Philippines!

The Philippines will be explored through artifacts, maps, storytelling, and a craft as we make parols which are traditional Filipino Christmas decorations. A parol is a five point star shaped Christmas lantern and is traditionally made out of bamboo with colored cellophane or rice paper. The star reminds the people of the Philippines of the star of Bethlehem that guided the three wise men to baby Jesus in Christian religion. We will also explore many mammals and birds of this beautiful country!

***NOTE ABOUT AGES: Our hope in holding two sessions is that most young children — pre-schoolers especially — will attend in the mornings, so that we can have more of a “big kid” vibe in the afternoons. This will not be a hard and fast rule, as many families have siblings that fall into both groups, and children vary greatly in their abilities and levels of concentration. We are simply trying to make our afternoon programs more appealing to older kids (perhaps ages 8 and up) and teens who don’t want to be around restless babies (although we love those babies!). Of course, you know your children best and should choose the time that works well for your families. Older kids are always welcome in the mornings, as are quiet babies in the afternoons! And if younger siblings get restless, there is the rest of the Museum to explore…


DISCOVER SERIES

Mariposa Homeschool Fall Programs for The Discover Series (Ages 13-17)

Our Discover Series is for students ages 13 to 17 who have a passion for different cultures and continents. We will discover numerous cultural traditions, histories, stories, myths, and legends through artifacts, books, music, food, maps, and crafts. All of these programs are free with a Homeschool Family Membership of $125 for two or more children or $100 for one child or a single-parent family! Non-members pay $6 per person including children three and over. Classes will meet every fourth Thursday of each school month at 10:00am and are an hour long. Please call or email to register in advance or to be placed on our mailing list!

September 28, 2017 at 10:00 - Discover Peru!

Discover Peru through artifacts, food, and maps as we explore the diverse geography of this South American country. The Amazon, Andes,and the Peruvian Rain Forest are just some of the wonderful places we will talk about as well as the inhabitants of these areas. Peru’s economy and history will also be explored as we make Peruvian sandwiches on large leaves of lettuce combining many staples of the Peruvian diet such as avocados and eggs!

October 26, 2017 at 10:00 - Discover Mexico!

Mexico will be explored through one of their most important national holidays, The Day of The Dead. We will look at what makes this holiday, celebrated from October 31st to November 3rd, special and unlike Halloween celebrated in the United States. We will use artifacts, maps, and food to explore Mexico’s economy and ancient history as we make guacamole grill cheese sandwiches. Guacamole was first developed by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico and has become a favorite international condiment or salad ingredient!

November 30, 2017 at 10:00 - Discover Vietnam!

Discover Vietnam through artifacts, maps, books, and food as we explore this long narrow nation next to China and Laos. We will take a look at Vietnam’s geography and socialist government as well as it’s people. Various street toys made by Vietnamese children using recycled objects from their home will also be analyzed. Come and explore Vietnam as we make Vietnamese Salad Rolls filled with lots of vegetables!

December 28, 2017 at 10:00 - Discover The Philippines!

We will discover the Philippines through artifacts, maps, books, and a craft as we explore this archipelago with a string of over 7,100 islands! Most people of the Philipines practice the Catholic religion and parols are made to celebrate Christmas. A parol is a five pointed star lantern and is a traditional decoration made to remind the people of the Philippines of the star of Bethlehem that guided the three wise men to baby Jesus. We will also take a look at the government, geography, and education system of the Philippines as we make our own parols.


Please feel free to contact me at this email or at the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center most weekdays at (924-4555) if you have any questions or would like to register for a program!

I am looking forward to an exciting fall!

Melissa Brooks