This week we had a great time studying history.
On Monday we learned about the first people who lived in the USA and were called Indians by the explorers. We made a tabletop setting for the Plains Indians which included teepees, a river with fish, a boat with a fisherman and a lady by the fire (waiting to cook the fish!).
On Tuesday, we read about Christopher Columbus wanting to go East by going West. And his 3 boats where named (according to Samuel), La Nina, La Pinta & La Santa Biblia!
On Wednesday we read about Balboa viewing the Pacific Ocean from the top of a mountain in Panama and later a canal was built at that place and a town named after him. We created a landform with clay, put water around it and made a path for our giant ant to go through without having to go around (could not find a small boat...).
On Thursday we set up an archeological dig site to find where Juan Ponce De Leon hid a cross and a helmet close to a spring of water. But I FORGOT to take pictures...
On Friday we read about Pizarro who was greedy and put the king of Peru in Jail. The king offered to fill a room with gold in exchange for his freedom. Here is Samuel's rendition of the room full of gold. Pizarro did not release the king.
We are having a great time and learning a lot with this curriculum (www.heartofdakota.com)!