The Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park invites homeschool students to participate in a series of in-depth classes related to the history and environment of the Forks of the Ohio River. Classes will be both hands-on and minds-on and include reading and writing activities, student led discussions, hiking, and outdoor observation.
18th Century Forts
This homeschool program is for students in grades 4-6.
Students will learn information about the style and structure of 18th century forts and utilize the various models and images in the Fort Pitt Museum to build their own model with provided materials. At the conclusion of the class, students will test the strength of their models against “artillery rounds” during a quiz game based on information learned during class.
- Students will learn the parts and functions of 18th century forts.
- Students will discuss advantages and disadvantages of fort designs.
- Students will design, build, and test their own 3D model of an 18th century fort using provided materials.
This session costs $10 per student. Each class must be registered for individually online. Multiple students may be registered for the same class as part of one registration. Please register online.
This is a drop-off class, but parents and families are welcome to stay on site to visit the Fort Pitt Museum at no additional charge.
If the minimum number of students have not been registered, those registered for the class will be notified and registrations refunded. If and when the maximum number of students have been registered, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list and indicate the number of students and class.
Additional Classes in the Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series
For more information, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6418.