Sunday, September 28, 2008

Homeschoolers Unfolding History Groups

I am the adviser of Homeschoolers Unfolding History Groups. The original group was begun on September 9, 1999 at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield and named Homeschoolers Unfolding History. The group meets year round, usually twice each month. Members range in grade from 4th -12th grades with younger brothers and sisters being Associate members and past members being Honorary members. This group is a member of the statewide group called Tar Heel Junior Historians which is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

This year, 2008 the group changed and is now three distinctive clubs. Members do projects which they enter into the competition at the State Level at the April THJH convention each year. Project categories include essays, art, media, literary and photography.

The youngest age group which was charted on August 8, 2008 is called HUSH or Homeschoolers Unfolding State History. This club is made up of members in 4-5 grade with younger brothers and sister joining as Associate members.

Middle School age students are members of HUNCH, Homeschoolers Unfolding North Carolina History. This club is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
The oldest grade group of HUH Groups is called Homeschoolers Unfolding History.
John Lawrence from the Joyner Library of East Carolina University was a recent speaker at HUH Groups. He is pictured here with senior Alex Vedder.
These are some of the wonderful Moms/Teachers of HUH Groups. It is so great to be a part of a group which has 100 % parent participation. These are the true history teachers for the group. I am only the adviser. They are my heroes.
Homeschoolers Unfolding History groups has many great guest speakers at club meetings. I call and invite the guest speakers and plan programs, type agendas, plan field trips, fill out certificates of appreciation for speakers and do anything else that I can think of to make this group a success. The children are very talented and have a love of history and learning. They are extremely creative and win very many awards at the State Convention. In Spring of 2008 I had the pleasure of being selected as the Tar Heel Junior Historians Adviser of the Year for the third time. I serve on the THJH advisory board and it is a joy to be a part of such an excellent program for children. I am thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity for homeschool families. I maintain an e-mail and membership list for each group, HUSH, HUNCH and HUH. We do many community service projects including decorating a tree for Festival of Trees, singing at the Smithfield Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling in Downtown Smithfield, walking in Veterans and Christmas parades and many other fun and educational projects.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I enjoyed your blog. I hope you get a chance to check mine out!

Amelia said...

Great blog Ms. Elaine!
from Amelia and Hilda