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McClung Museum 2018-19 Homeschool Programs

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

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McClung Museum Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs

The McClung Museum is offering Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs. These 90 minute sessions cost $5.00 per student and give students a chance to experience hands-on learning in the museum's galleries. The session dates, times, and subjects are highlighted below.

Online reservations are required, payment must be made in advance, and the fee is nonrefundable. Programs are designed for K-12 students, except September's session, "For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," for which students must be in 4th grade or older.

Please note that each student must have an individual ticket purchased under their name and have turned in a completed Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form.
A sample of this form can be found here. Once you have registered your child/children, you will be sent a confirmation email from the museum with this form attached.

Please see the schedule below for the Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Enhanced Homeschool Programs

  • Monday, August 6, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. - Ancient China and Ancient Rome - Chinese history through art and objects, including agriculture, the Silk Road, religions, inventions. Life on the frontier of the Roman Empire.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights – limited to 4th grade and older, this program will explore the role visual imagery played in how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. – Geology & Fossil History of Tennessee (Part I: Rocks) - introduction to types of rocks, stratigraphy and dating, plate tectonics, and the different properties of rocks

  • Monday, November 5, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. - Geology & Fossil History of Tennessee (Part II: Fossils) – processes of fossilization, adaptations, and environmental change over time. Students examine actual fossils and recreate environments based on the fossils they identify.

  • Monday, December 3, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. - Ancient Egypt geography, environment and agriculture; writing; government; religion, including gods & goddesses, temples, tombs, mummification and the afterlife; daily life.

  • Monday, January 7, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee (Part I) - Life in Tennessee from the Paleoindian through the Woodland time periods.

  • Monday, February 4, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee (Part II) – Life in Tennessee from the Mississippian to the Historic period. Discussions will include trade, art, Cherokee society, Sequoyah and the syllabary, and the Trail of Tears.

  • Monday, March 4, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India – learn about the diversity and richness of Indian culture through artworks from contemporary artists from four different indigenous art traditions in India.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee - Ecology, life cycle, classification, and human use of freshwater mussels, which are important ecological species in Tennessee.

FAQs

May I register for multiple sessions at the same time?

No. Events will open for registration chronologically. Therefore, registration for a class opens the day after a concluded scheduled session. Caregivers must sign up gradually if they wish to attend all 8 programs.

What are my parking options for the program?

Free parking is available in the front of the museum on Circle Park Drive. Each vehicle should stop at the Visitor Information Station and request a permit for 2 hours to park. Place the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle.

May I stay in the museum while the program is in session?

Caregivers may stay in the museum as long as they do not interfere in the program. Adults will be encouraged to visit other galleries or wait in the lobby area.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but you can if you would like. However, you must bring a completed Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form for your child. No student will be allowed to join the group activities until all paperwork has been turned in. To view a sample of the form click here. The actual form will be sent to you once you have registered your child/children.

How do drop off and pick up procedures work?

Caregivers must check in their children with a museum representative. At the end of a session, caregivers must sign out their children with a staff member. If another adult will be picking up the child, his or her guardian must notify the museum in advance.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, contact Leslie Chang-Jantz at lcjantz@utk.edu or Callie Bennett croller2@utk.edu 865-974-2144 with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, registrations are not transferable.

What is the refund policy?

All reservation fees are nonrefundable.


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