Thursday, December 15, 2005
Instead of a tea party.. Why not?
I have been thinking about ways to help this book become real and give you a greater understanding about what you have read. Don't you think it would be fun to live like people on the edge of the frontier lived in 1768? I was thinking we could make our own soap, cloth, butter, bread, pemican, candles, etc. We could have special guests teach us to do these things and share some of their real life adventures. What do you think?
I am anxious to see what you have written in your diaries. Compare what you have written to what is in the sites below.
Here is a site that tells people how to plan to survive in the wilderness.
Are the things you thought of on any of these lists? Did you think of things that the survival specialists didn't? You can even take a survival quiz at this site!
Here is another survival site with some interesting facts.
Here is a site that tells how meat was dried by indians
Sofie, the Indians would have been very careful about hanging meat out on a hot day. Often meat would spoil and make people sick because the heat would allow the bacteria to grow! When they hung meat out to dry, they would have made sure that it was very thinly sliced so it would dry out quickly!
Yes, Emma......READING DAY is fun. I wish I had a reading day in the library!