We arrived at the USC Archaeology lab Monday a little early so we could begin putting THE pot together. However there was one last step. Josiah had to number each piece. Yes, and three hours later we went back home.
We’ve just begun the great lesson of the Coming of Man with the younger guys. This impressionistic lesson calls the children to recognize the uniqueness of man. It speaks about the great gifts that man brings to the whole earth. The chart sets the stage for the next drama in the story of the unfolding of the universe.
It also calls to the child the attention to the tiny amount of time that we have written records. The upper elementary children were much more interested in the transition in prehistoric to historic. We wondered what the first words were – numbers, pictographic images.
We’ve spent some time now researching the skull development and progression as well as tool advancements. Today we are going to put them on a timeline and see how they overlap. Friday we’ll bring maps into the game.
Meanwhile there is tons of discussion about early man because JV is spending lots of time reading, writing, and working with archaeological materials.
Here are a few of his working shots:
JV washing a piece of "his" pot.
It is a lot of washing.
A piece of his pottery cleaned.
Other artifacts including petrified wood.
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We stopped in Columbia on the way home to visit USC’s archaeology lab. Here are some shots in the lab. Josiah is working on an independent study project and I’m sworn to secrecy.
During our visit to Charlotte’s Discovery Place, the boys and MMcC found a quiet corner which housed an activity that was not being used by anyone else. Here is what ensued.
DV, AKA: Dad, just sent over some pictures of last Thursday’s going out. All the charter schools around the state gathered for a rally to remind the Representatives that charter schools are worth their/our money. The boys go to a charter school that happens to be online. Next year DW is going to a charter school as well. She and JV asked DV if he would take them to the rally. He did.
JV was very excited to hang out with his favorite teacher – economics, us government, and his independent project guide.
The whole group getting ready for their photos.
Can you spot JV and DW.
Tomorrow morning we are all heading to Charlotte, NC. We are going to see Discovery Place’s display of mummies. They have both desert and cave mummies, salt mummies and bog mummies. I can’t wait to see and compare all these different types.
From Discovery Place web site.
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