A quick historyetc post in my lunch hour at work!
This session was a mix of things, James I, Riches of Spain, Warlords of Japan, Rise of Slavery, Mayflower Pilgrims and probably some other things i have forgotten!
They also discussed James I and his warnings about tobacco and smoking and produced anti-smoking posters.
I was in the kitchen for most of the discussions but I think they talked about the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Jax talked about the slave trade.
They made peg doll Guy Fawkes and discussed the gunpowder plot.
and had fun throwing them into the fire!
In the kitchen we made Parkin – we doubled the amount of ginger :), cornbread and adjusted this recipe for succotash – there is a lot of butter used so i would halve or even quarter it if we did it again, we used mixed beans, pinto, kidney, borlotti, and haricot – well it would be rude not to really and tinned tomatoes instead of fresh. It was very yummy though!
Finishing the day with some Sumo wrestling!
Then clapping and stomping to scare away the demons and summon the gods
We think that some of the older ones could do with something a little more challenging and are going to incorporate more writing/reading or lapbooking style into their Historyetc days
The girls have been busy today writing up lots of the information into their Historyetc books