Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the best-known authors of children's books through her famous Little House on the Prairie series.

Homeschool children in grades 4 - 6 can explore the life of young Laura and her family's joys and struggles as they pioneered the woodlands and prairies of the post-Civil War American frontier during a 13-week literature program taking place Tuesdays, Feb. 4 - April 28.

The class will read and study the book By the Shores of Silver Lake. Students will need to bring a copy of their own book each week.

In addition to reading three to four chapters each week, students will also research other people and events significant to the life of Laura Ingalls. As a literature-based unit study, students will explore different themes including language art, science, writing, reading comprehension, cooking and frontier living, crafts and post-Civil War American history.

The program takes place from 1 - 3 p.m. each week, and registration is $65.

Historic Mansker's Station is located at 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. For more info, call 615-859-3678. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, go to visitgoodlettsville.com.