Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day!

Coloring sheets, Abeka 3rd grade History, (perfect timing) a discussion about the new foods the explorers found in the New World, like pineapple, chocolate (chocolate chips), tomatoes, peanuts (peanut butter), and a Columbus movie.

I always have a hard time "glorifying" Christopher Columbus, as he wasn't really a very nice man, forcing Natives to go back to Spain and forcing religion on them. Abeka History portrays this really good, mentioning that it was wrong of him, and that God gives us the choice to follow him, as Columbus should have done with the natives. We focused on the exploring aspect of it. These were very brave men, going to an unknown Sea and searching for new land. It must have been very exciting seeing all the new foods, trees, animals and people.

**Those are our funny little "ship" sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly bun with a pretzel sticking out with a triangle tortilla "flag" glued on with peanut butter!

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