Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Week 6: We made runes.
The Celts had a rich tradition of oral storytelling. The history of their land and people was preserved from generation to generation through druids who were expert story tellers. Once the Celts came into contact with other cultures a system of runic writing developed. There were several different runic alphabets used by northern European people.
To read more about our homeschool history co-op activities one of the cultures below.
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After the jewelry making Celtic history co-op we came home with borrowed books, beads, tools..... Basically everything you need to create jewelry. We made rings, necklaces, pins, bracelets and I'm sure there is more jewelry making in our future.
Thank you miss Melissa for introducing us to this cool craft!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Pisa, Italy. It took 177 years to build and leans about 4 degrees. The tilt is due to the ground settling under the tower. All of the buildings in the Piazza are white and elaborately decorated.
Lake Como is in the Lombardy region of Italy (north). Tourists visit for the slow pace of life. There are many narrow walkways through the villages. The lake is shaped like an upside down letter Y and ferry boats are one of the main modes of transportation between lakeside villages.