Week 1: We made cookie maps.
Our new history co-op is focusing on the Scythians. They were a group of people that lived north of the Black and Caspian Seas in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Today their land is known as the Ukraine, part of Russia and Kazakhstan.
They were nomadic people who relied heavily on their horses. They were traders and fought their enemies on horseback using bows and arrows. Since they left no written record modern people learn about them through artifacts and writing by others.
The history co-op always starts with a map of some sort showing where the people lived. For the Scythians the map was constructed from sugar cookie dough.
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