Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Week 3+ Wrap Up ---- Multi-cultural Medieval Fun!

Our third week of history/literature took on a life of its' own, lasting 2+ weeks in all.  We spent the time doing a study on birth of Islam and the 'Kingdoms' of India, China, Japan, and Australia during this time period.

(India) Preparing bowls of colored sand for sand 'paintings'
(India) Preparing bowls of colored sand for sand 'paintings'

(India) A beginners weaving loom
(India) A beginners weaving loom

(India) The finished product in camouflage colors!
(India) The finished product in camouflage colors!

(Middle East) Cardboard Scimitars w/metallic paints
(Middle East) Cardboard Scimitars w/metallic paints

(Middle East) A 'fierce' Ottoman Turk warrior w/Scimitar
(Middle East) A 'fierce' Ottoman Turk warrior w/Scimitar

(Middle East) Riding an Arabian horse
(Middle East) Riding an Arabian horse

(Middle East)  Colorful tiles/geometric art
(Middle East)  Colorful tiles/geometric art

(Japan) A 'stab' at Origami.  A Viking hat, penguin and tropical fish
(Japan) A 'stab' at Origami.  A Viking hat, penguin and tropical fish






For our 'visit' with Australia and New Zealand, we feasted on 'Moth mix' (translates into popcorn and peanuts covered with honey) and 'Bubbling mud' (hot cocoa).

On to the early middle ages!

3 comments:

  1. What awesome hands on activities! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Pam (from TLT)

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  2. Great creations. I need to do more with my kids. It's the thing they like most.

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  3. Wow! That's some real down and nitty gritty homeschololing! Are you accepting enrollment?? LOL
    The kids did a great job!

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