History: Barbarians

The second two weeks of school we learned about barbarians using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 2. Did you know the word barbarian comes from a Greek word meaning one who is not Greek?

We added more people and events to our timeline.
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We did map work of barbarian migrations and Europe in 600 AD.
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We made a minstrel harp.
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We showed the social hierarchy of medieval Europe.
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We made a paper mache seax knife.
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The boys each chose a famous barbarian to learn about and teach his brothers about. Adrian picked Brendan the Navigator. I remember that we saw a recreation of his boat when we went to Craggaunowen, so he used the picture I took of the boat as a visual aid in his report.
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We watched a video about barbarian weapons.
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