Thursday, June 12, 2008
I did promise this so here are two pages of the 3 & a bit we've done so far, starting with the Paleolithic. The cave paintings give a good idea of some of the sort of weapons used in hunting but sadly Ditz & I were more intrigued by the beautiful curved shapes & realism of the animals. Just look at those antlers! Now I know not all the food is accurate but we were more after the general idea. Once we are done I will get Ditz to tell back the history using the pictures to jog her memory.
Assyria & Babylon. For those interested in bible references, the gateway is a reconstruction of the main gateway into Babylon ~ the one Daniel would have come through as a captive. It is depicted, amongst other things, with the *striding Lion* of Babylon. The lion was Isthar's animal, Isthar being the Babylonian goddess. It gives a whole other perspective to the story of Daniel being thrown to the lions when you realise that. Figuratively as well as literally Daniel was thrown to the lions.
We have been enjoying doing this. One of the sad things abut having an older homeschooler is that this sort of thing is seen as being less & less acceptable as the child get older. Supposedly Ditz should be writing more, doing more analytical thinking, more compare & contrast. Wish me luck. Ditz's head space just doesn't go there.