Historyetc – Exploration and Discovery

It was only us and the Beans today at Historyetc 😦 same as the last one if I recall correctly!

Today was all about Exploration and Discovery. We started by discussing Helioscentrism and the solar system whilst creating the planets out of fimo. The three bigger girls, Skye, Poppy and SB worked together, whilst BB created her own. Once put together it looked fab 🙂


Inspired by some of the foods that explorers such as Columbus or Magellan may have used; spices, pulses, garlic and onions. Lunch today consisted of lentil dhal, onion bhajis, rice and flatbread. (aka wraps 😉 ), followed by dark chocolate chip cookies in celebration of the discovery of cocoa 🙂

yummy dhal and onion bhajis onion bhajis

making cookies

We talked about Ships Logs and the sort of information that would have been put into them. I read a couple of poems I found about Columbus’ voyage and left them to get on with creating their own Ships log. We also used some book binding techniques 🙂

Here are some pages from Skye’s;

Ships log ships log Ships log - the end

We went on to make some origami boats whilst discussing the slave trade and then Gutenberg and his introduction of movable type printing 🙂

origami boats

Another lovely craft packed day 🙂


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. liveotherwise
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 17:50:37

    Aw, so sorry we missed it. And obviously Smallest is bouncing off the walls with good health now, though she didn’t wake up til midday so wasn’t up to it this morning.


  2. lecielrouge
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 20:18:46

    Glad to hear she is feeling better and hope to see you all again soon xx


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