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Old Sturbridge Village

Saturday, November 19, 2005
We got out of the house this saturday and spent an afternoon in Old Sturbridge Village doing "old things" and generally enjoying being out of the house and in the fresh cool air.

I took a few pics:

Q carded wool

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Here is an early carding machine:

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Q tended shop:

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Q and her little sister played shopping together:

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Q got to practice writing with a quill pen:

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Q's little sister played in period costume too:

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I was sorely tempted to get the Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook but held firm!


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Native American History Pocket

Thursday, November 17, 2005
(sorry for not posting a few days, been balancing homeschooling with the job hunt - telecommuting stuff - so the blogging has had to go to a non-primary status)

Today Q, other than her Spanish, math, and English, did the Native American part of her "Colonial America" History Pocket.



I wanted to share the work she did here! (We listened to Carlos Nakai while doing this)

This project had her making an ear of corn that told of the Three Sisters, a homemade Native Languages - English language dictionary (with illustrations), a bookmark with some facts, and she learned a bit about peace treaties. She knows better than the average propaganda on this as she has read in Zinn's "A people's history" about the way whites treated native peoples in colonial and later times.

Exterior of pocket

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Interior of book/pocket

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The Three Sisters

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Bookmark with some facts

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Native Languages - English dictionary - exterior

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Native Languages - English dictionary - interior - muskrat and opossum entries
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Some information about a peace treaty

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Q writes out the conditions

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