Heritage History is attending four Homeschool Conventions this year and will be presenting workshops at three of them. As usual, most of our Convention activity is in the Northwest where we are based, but we are also traveling to California and Texas. If there is any chance you could make to one of the Homeschool Conferences listed below, we love to meet our customers in person and are always happy to talk to other history lovers.
This year’s workshops include two sessions that discuss historical topics of general interest and a vendor workshop that introduces the Heritage Classical Curriculum. The first general workshop, “Teaching without Textbooks“, offers advice and resources for teaching history using a Living Books approach. The second general workshop is entitled “Traditional Children’s Authors Every Homeschooler Should Know“. The topic is one I’m especially excited to present because I get to talk about several dozen of my favorite history authors for children. Some of these, such as John Haaren, Helene Guerber, and H.E. Marshall are already well known to many homeschooling families, but others, such as Alfred Church, Robert van Bergen, Charles Morris, and Paul Du Chaillu are not as widely known and read as they should be.
Our 2014 Conference Schedule is as follows:
March 29, 2014: Spokane Valley, Washington
The Keynote speakers for the Christian Family Home Educators Conference in Spokane will be our friends Hal and Melanie Young, homeschooling parents of six boys and two girls and authors of several helpful books for parents of boys, and homeschooling families. We’ll be presenting our “Teaching without Textbooks” workshop in an afternoon session.
May 9-10, 2014: Arlington, Texas
We’re excited to be vending for the first time in Texas at the Homeschool Book Fair in Arlington, Texas. This convention has a wonderful reputation among both vendors and attendess, and the fact that one of our older sons recently moved to the area means that we may very well make this an annual event.
June 13-14, 2014: Puyallup, Washington
In June we’ll be back home in Washington at the WHO Convention, the largest homeschool conference on the West Coast. We’ve exhibited at WHO several times before, but this year we’re presenting two general workshops and are looking forward to an especially exciting experience.
July 25-26, 2014: Modesto, California
The Valley Home Educators Conference in Modesto is our favorite California conference, but it has been three years since we last visited. This year we’re presenting two general sessions and a vendor workshop there as well. We’re looking forward to seeing some of our old friends in California, where we lived for several years when our children were young.
We hope to see you at one of these conferences but if we’re not visiting your region of the country, don’t give up. Next year we hope to attend several conventions on the East Coast and in the Midwest. This year, we are still doing much development on our website and making a few revisions to the Heritage Classical Curriculum. Once our current projects are finished, we hope to have more time for promoting Heritage History at distant venues.