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.
The Great State Debate
This homeschool program is for students in grades 7-8.
Students will explore the Fort Pitt Museum’s newest exhibit, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and utilize reproduction maps and documents to prepare for a debate against their fellow students. The debate will focus on which state owns Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.
- Students will learn about Western Pennsylvania land conflicts.
- Students will explore exhibits to gather information and evidence to support a viewpoint.
- Students will participate in a moderated debate.
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.