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Homeschool Friday

The SCCRRMM’s “Homeschool Fridays” are a FREE program offered on the second Friday of each month during the academic year. Sessions are at 10:00AM and 11:00AM (the same lesson is taught, both hours). The programs are geared toward students of all ages, and include lectures and activities.

Please note: from September through January, we are offering an additional lecture, a biographical sketch of a military hero (or, in one case, villain), focusing on character qualities. The biography lectures will be held on third Fridays, at 11:00 only.

Session Schedule:

Cavalry in the Carolinas Campaign
Date: 01/12/2018

Fighting in South Carolina in 1865 involved many small clashes of veteran horsemen; bold, resourceful and determined soldiers whose tactics changed with the swiftly-changing situations around them. Who fought in your backyard in 1865? Likelier these guys, than anyone else!

Robert E. Lee
Date: 01/19/2018

From West Point cadet, to Mexican War hero, to college president and leader in national reconciliation, learn about the life of the man President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose as a role model!

Robert Smalls
Date: 02/09/2018

Born a slave, Charlestonian Robert Smalls became a steamboat pilot, Union naval war hero, legislator and Congressman – but the list of titles only scratches the surface of this fascinating man’s story.

Micah Jenkins Jr: A South Carolina Rough Rider
Date: 03/09/2018

His father’s Confederate sword is displayed in our gallery – and Micah Jenkins Jr. displayed his own courage at San Juan Hill, in 1898.

Six Medals of Honor: SC’s 118th Regiment in WW1
Date: 04/13/2018

SIX?!!
Yes. The 1918 fighting to break through the Hindenburg Line and end WW1, included acts of the greatest courage – and led to ultimate success. Come learn about these forgotten heroes of a century ago.

Night Fighters and Bombers of WW2 (and the RAF in Camden)
Date: 05/11/2018

One of WW2’s greatest air campaigns was the RAF Bomber Command’s battle by night, against German cities. Learn the strategic thinking behind it (with a connection to South Carolina…) and hear about the experiences of airmen involved in the fight. Many RAF personnel had been trained in Camden, SC…we’ll talk about how that happened, too! It should be another great year of Homeschool Fridays, and we hope our topic selection will provide some enrichment for your history curriculum. Tours of the Relic Room are also available by reservation – free to homeschool groups who contact us for details!

All About Swords
Date: 08/17/2018

Swords!  There’s a lot to learn about the history of swords, from ancient times to the present day.  The Relic Room itself has a great collection of swords to “draw” from.  Kick off your Social Studies year with an exciting, interactive session!

Cannae: the Battle Everyone Studied (11:00 ONLY!)
Date: 08/24/2018

In 216 BC, the Roman Army suffered one of its greatest defeats. More than a thousand years later, generals still studied it as a masterpiece of strategy and a model for their own battle plans. We’ll do an overview of this ancient battle.

 

The Cherokee War
Date: 09/14/2018

During the larger French and Indian war, frontier South Carolina had its own fierce and separate conflict, between the colony’s settlers and the most powerful Native American tribe in our region.

 

Bio: Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox (11:00 ONLY!)
Date: 09/28/2018

How well do you really know South Carolina’s best-known Revolutionary hero?  There’s a lot more to his story than a catchy tune from the old Walt Disney special (though we might get around to that too!)

 

Charleston Privateers
Date: 10/12/2018

In both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, privately-owned ships made a profit fighting the nation’s enemies.  Patriots, pirates, or some combination?  And how well did the strategy work?

 

Von Trapp, Dread of the Adriatic (10:00 Only!)
Date: 10/26/2018

Georg von Trapp?  The “Daddy” character from “The Sound of Music”?  Yes, that’s right.  Austria’s Captain von Trapp was a genuine war hero of WW1. Come learn the real-life military history which came before the musical!

 

The Alamo
Date: 11/09/2018

One of our nation’s most famous battles had very strong SC connections.  We’ll study the strategy behind the battle, the tactics and leadership involved, and the South Carolina connections.  When we’re done with the Alamo, you’ll remember it!        

 

Leadership Lessons from the Mexican-American War (11:00 Only)
Date: 11/16/2018

A decade before we fought each other, Americans fought side-by-side in Mexico.  During that war some of the great leaders of the Union and Confederate armies were forged, including Lee and Grant!

 

Remember Pearl Harbor! The USS Columbia at War
Date: 12/07/2018

On the anniversary of the “Day that Will Live in Infamy”, we’ll study the war record of the USS Columbia, the WW2 light cruiser featured in our gallery.  Most of the crew of the Columbia were sailors who signed up in response to the Pearl Harbor attack!.

 

Dueling and Dancing (11:00 Only)
Date: 12/14/2018

A holiday break for an interactive session of 19th century customs!  We’ll have real dancing, and “sort-of-real dueling,” so that your students will know how to comport themselves properly on such occasions.

 

Cadets and Boy Soldiers of Confederate South Carolina
Date: 01/11/2019

When the SC legislature in 1864, called up the state’s 16-year-old as the “Junior Reserves,” it was a dramatic decision – but one in keeping with a strong state tradition of “boy soldiers.”  Learn about the brave service of these young men!   

 

“Stonewall” Jackson
Date: 01/18/2019

A general better known by his nickname than his real one, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson is remembered for his eccentricity, his faith, and his remarkable battlefield leadership.  Come learn about the man General Lee called “my right arm.”

 

The Skirmish at Congaree Creek
Date: 02/08/2019

The closest battle – literally - to our museum, was a desperate stand by a group of dismounted cavalry against overwhelming numbers of Union attackers at Congaree Creek.  It’s a site you can visit today, with a lot to see!   

 

SC Stories from WWI
Date: 03/08/2019

 More than 64,000 South Carolinians served in World War One, but their stories are largely forgotten. We’ll choose a few and tell you about their experiences in, and over, the trenches!

 

Tigers Over China
Date: 04/12/2019

It’s a terrific World War II adventure story – American fighter pilots secretly travelling overseas long before Pearl Harbor, to help defend China from the Japanese invasion.  The “Flying Tigers” were legends in their own time; in our time!

 
Memorials and Memory
Date: 05/17/2019

Between Confederate Memorial Day (May 10) and our national Memorial Day (May 27), we’ll look at the history and meaning of local war monuments, and the stories behind them.  You pass by them every day!