Hilltown Families

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Home Schooling vs Remote Learning

Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly...

Go on a musical hike with guest DJs Jeff and Paige to explore insects this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Through music and story you’ll learn: how to identify...

Deep from our archives we're rebroadcasting our 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode. Music by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dan Zanes, Elle Jenkins, The Deedle Deedle Dees and many other...

The 6th Annual Geography Expo is an intergenerational geography fair featuring the work of students from all school choices throughout Berkshire County and beyond. It's free to participate and open to...

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show we are rebroadcasting our Underground Railroad Episode featuring songs like "Freedom Train," "Follow the Drinking Gourd," Wade in the Water," and many other...

Listen to Podcast: SHEEP SHEARING & MAPLE SYRUP EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am March 9th & 10th, 2013 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton,...

Underground Railroad Quiz Listen to the HFVS Podcast Before Taking Lloyd Miller from the Deedle Deedle Dees writes: Our friends at the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) put together a special...

Studies of outer space can be mysterious and intriguing to young minds and there are many resources to support a students interest in the study of space, both online and in...

Asian Studies Supplemented in the Pioneer Valley Exhibit, Educator Workshop, Guided Tours, Performance Art & Free Family Day Educational opportunities are numerous over the next few months for those interested in...

Supplement Habitat Studies with the Junior Duck Stamp Program Western Massachusetts is home to a wide variety of duck species.  These beautiful birds make their homes in wetland areas, a habitat...

Sophia Flips the Classroom with New Social Education Platform Are there topics that you want your kids to learn that haven’t yet been (or aren’t) covered in their school’s curriculum?  Are...

Hurricane Sandy and Halloween Offer Learning Opportunities Online Hurricane Sandy might have schools closed while we await her arrival, but the learning can continue at home (so long as you have...

Students Can Discover the Symphony During Free Friday Mornings at Tanglewood: Summer 2012 This summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood are offering a unique FREE musical learning opportunity for kids...

Robert Krampf’s Experiment of the Week:  THE BULLROARER This week’s experiment is an old one, but a fun one. The basic concept of the Bullroarer can be found in the distant...

Local Government in Rural Communities Talk at the Meekins Library Williamsburg ♦ April 15th @ 2pm Small, rural towns are much different in structure than urban and suburban areas are.  Instead...

Discover the World! Family Geography Expo at the Berkshire Athenaeum on April 5th Learn about international cultures together as a family by participating in the annual Geography Expo, hosted at the...

KidWind & Green Dollhouse Challenge at the Western MA Science & Sustainability Expo This May, Greenfield Community College will be hosting the first annual Western Massachusetts Science and Sustainability Exposition. The...

Fire and Ice Days at Old Sturbridge Village January 28th & 29th, 2012 If your family was without power during the Halloween blizzard, what did you do to keep your refrigerated...

Pioneer Valley History Network “Disasters in the Pioneer Valley” Project Last year, the Pioneer Valley History Network’s website featured the history of remarkable women throughout the Pioneer Valley.  The topic was...

Robert Krampf’s Experiment of the Week: SOLAR POWER Visiting the world’s largest solar power plants to explore reflection and refraction. Video:  Solar Power

American Textile History Museum What do sheep and baseballs have in common?  Find out at the American Textile History Museum!  Located in Lowell, MA, a city that played an important role...

Youth Against Hunger (YAH!) Curriculum for Teaching About Hunger The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts provides food and resources for people all over the region, and involvement with the organization is...

Educational Programs for Kids at the Springfield Museums There are numerous educational opportunities and adventures to be had at the Springfield Museums! Visitors can explore topics and ideas anywhere from important...

Student Tours at Hancock Shaker Village Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield is a fantastic resource for learning about local history and Shaker culture, and the village even offers educational group tours!...

Robert Krampf’s Experiment of the Week: Bird on a Wire How can birds sit on power lines without getting shocked?

100 Links (Spring/Summer 2011) Nearly every day we add recommended links to the Hilltown Families bank of on-line resources.  Some of you might find these links well suited for your family,...

Students Can Discover the Symphony During Free Friday Mornings at Tanglewood: Summer 2011 Families, homeschoolers, educators, and community and youth groups in Western MA are invited to reserve Shed seating for...

100 Links (Winter/Spring 2011) Nearly every day we add recommended links to the Hilltown Families bank of on-line resources.  Some of you might find these links well suited for your family,...

Peace Travelers: Kids Becoming World Citizens By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos Up until last year my daughter was in a homeschooling program that I co-wrote with my friend Kate O’Shea...

Middle and High School Students Invited to Create and Operate Games at the 5th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival Middle school and high school students are invited to participate in the fifth...