Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Incans, Mayans and Aztecs

History was lots of fun today! we read about the incas, mayans and aztecs today. We listened to the Story of the World audio as chloe and alex read along in the book (my visual learners) and we learned all sorts of cool stuff like the origin of chocolate, and how brutal these cultures were. They also learned about how incredibly intelligent the people groups were. The study of history never ceases to amaze me.. WOW.

So then Alex led the discussion of Mayan numbers and math, and they did some mayan math problems. Here's alex explaining the patterns to chloe

next they worked on grinding corn into maize, using tools a mayan or aztec would have- cement and rocks!

What was really funny was Elliott. he immediately started taking the corn kernels and placing them BACK in the bin they came in. he's such a neatnik! i swear, then he found an unattended rock and after briefly trying to taste it brought it out to the middle of the road and pitched it. Is this kid brilliant or what?!? and super cute!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! We are only a few chapters ahead of you in this and we just did that same project! It was so cool. :)