At an unprecedented time such as the one brought about by the worldwide CLOVID-19 pandemic, educators everywhere are seeking answers and solutions to the challenges brought about by school closures. We've gathered some resources that might be useful, not only for our own families seeking ways to change up their routines, but for those who might have been thrust into "homeschooling" with little or no preparation for the task.
Homeschooling Helps from some of our own!
How surprising for us to find that some of those who call Hickman Charter their school home are reaching out within the community to offer bits of encouragement to those who are experiencing "homeschooling" without the benefit of a school that specializes in supporting homeschooling!
We've gathered a variety of resources that include off-line activities, printables, lesson plans, etc. You'll find them grouped according to the subject-matter areas of instruction for Hickman Charter students. As we uncover new resources, we'll update the information below.
ReadWriteThink Though they may not realize it, families at Hickman Charter have likely used materials from ReadWriteThink without even realizing it, as they are often utilized by our ECs in various classes and activities. Their mission is to provide educators, parents, and after-school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
Math +Plus MagazineNot all math resources originate in the USA. This one comes from Cambridge University
NRich Math Another source from the UK; very well designed so that users can locate suitable content for specific student levels from their large collection of resources.
Social Science We're still gathering sources of information for this content area, but while we do so, we're sharing some favorites from the East Coast Historical Trips we offered at Hickman Charter years ago.
Jamestown-Yorktown two points on the "historic triangle" marking the origins of our nation Colonial Williamsburg the third point on the "historic triangle": teacher resources, electronic field trips, even music lessons! Monticello Learn all about Thomas Jefferson's home! Gettysburg Visit Gettysburg from home with the virtual tour assembled by the National Park Service Fort Washington Visible across the Potomac from George Washington's back porch at Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon George Washington's home and farm on the Potomac River National Archives Resources from the National Archives for home learning Smithsonian Museums Resources from the Smithsonian Museums--there ARE more than one!!! Arlington National Cemetery Visit Arlington from “home”! And after you finish your "visit", continue to explore the website where you'll learn about the famous graves, the Tomb of the Unknown, and Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial.
Hickman Charter families have the opportunity to use a variety of subscription online programs and activities. These are arranged through Education Coordinators, and meet a variety of needs for students. (Listed in no particular order!)
Virtual Tours and Webcams
At Hickman Charter, "The World is our Classroom". Links below will allow viewers to travel near and far to experience sights and sounds that are not available to us locally.