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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:

The Chieftain: Life and Legacy of Wade Hampton III
Date: 01/15/2021

Wade Hampton III, Confederate cavalry general, went on to become one of the state’s most pivotal governors.  His equestrian statue dominates the state house grounds.  Why, though, does he also have a chapter devoted to him in a book about bear hunting? We’ll examine Wade’s life experiences, his accomplishments and his character. 

The Chieftain: Life and Legacy of Wade Hampton III
Date: 01/15/2021

Wade Hampton III, Confederate cavalry general, went on to become one of the state’s most pivotal governors.  His equestrian statue dominates the state house grounds.  Why, though, does he also have a chapter devoted to him in a book about bear hunting? We’ll examine Wade’s life experiences, his accomplishments and his character.
 

Three Captains in the Carolinas Campaign
Date: 02/12/2021

Stories of the spring of 1865 in South Carolina, from the experiences of three men: a leader of the “Boys Brigade”, a Union prisoner-of-war who made a daring escape in downtown Columbia, and a naval Captain with an unusual mission. 

Three Captains in the Carolinas Campaign
Date: 02/12/2021

        Stories of the spring of 1865 in South Carolina, from the experiences of three men: a leader of the “Boys Brigade”, a Union prisoner-of-war who made a daring escape in downtown Columbia, and a naval Captain with an unusual mission. 

Father and Son: Micah Jenkins and Micah Jenkins Jr.
Date: 03/12/2021

“That gallant South Carolinian...courteous and soft spoken, a man upon whom danger acted like wine.”  Micah Jenkins, honor graduate of The Citadel, became an educator and then a Confederate brigadier general.  His life was cut short at the Battle of the Wilderness, but his son Micah Jenkins Jr. , won glory as a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War.  Learn about these two brave South Carolina soldiers. 

Father and Son: Micah Jenkins and Micah Jenkins Jr.
Date: 03/12/2021

“That gallant South Carolinian...courteous and soft spoken, a man upon whom danger acted like wine.”  Micah Jenkins, honor graduate of The Citadel, became an educator and then a Confederate brigadier general.  His life was cut short at the Battle of the Wilderness, but his son Micah Jenkins Jr. , won glory as a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War.  Learn about these two brave South Carolina soldiers.
 

Tigers Over China
Date: 04/09/2021

It’s a terrific World War Two 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, their stories have much to teach us!

Tigers Over China
Date: 04/09/2021

It’s a terrific World War Two 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, their stories have much to teach us!
 

Memorials and Memory
Date: 05/14/2021

In-between Confederate Memorial Day (May 10) and our national Memorial Day, we’ll look at the history and meaning of local war monuments, and the stories behind them.  You might pass by them every day, so it’s worth some time to learn more about them; consider this your Intro to Memorial Appreciation.
 

How To Study a Battle
Date: 08/13/2021

Useful military basics.

Siege of Malta
Date: 08/20/2021

The Great Siege of Malta in 1565: the Ottoman Empire against the Knights of St. John.

Vienna: When the Winged Hussars Arrived
Date: 09/10/2021

We remember September 1683 and the Turks at the gates of Europe.

The Siege of Savannah
Date: 09/17/2021

First of our American Revolution sessions for the year!

Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Siege of Ninety-Six
Date: 10/08/2021

The “Unpronounceable Patriot” in SC.

The Siege of the Alamo
Date: 10/22/2021

When we’re done with the Alamo, you’ll remember it!

Forts and Artillery
Date: 11/12/2021

How fortifications changed across the centuries.

The Great Beefsteak Raid: Wade Hampton’s Cavalry Coup
Date: 12/10/2021

Besieged armies have to eat. After Wade Hampton’s raid, Lee’s ate well!

Dueling and Dancing
Date: 12/16/2021

We’ll have real dancing and “sort-of-real dueling,” both with style. 11 am only.

The Leadership Legacy of Lee
Date: 01/07/2022

On his birthday, we’ll learn from the life of the Confederacy’s greatest commander.

Corporal Stowers at Hill 188 and SC Heroes at St. Quentin
Date: 02/11/2022

Seven Medal of Honor heroes of WWI.

Paratroops Under Siege: Operation Market-Garden
Date: 03/25/2022

A bold Allied plan gone awry when it tried to go “a bridge too far.”

Siege of Firebase Ripcord
Date: 04/08/2022

A base established and supplied by helicopter, defended against the North Vietnamese.

Memorials and Memory
Date: 05/13/2022

Monuments you’ve seen nearby and their messages.