Have you always wanted to take a trip to a foreign land? Perhaps you want to visit Egypt, Ireland, India, China, or Italy! While you wait for that dream vacation you can experience the next best thing. Go international -- at home!
For dramatic effect, wait and read this at night with the lights down low by candlelight -- or better yet, by lantern! You can almost feel the tension and the pounding of the beating hooves in the darkness!
Today we're drifting back in time -- back to the days of the early pioneer settlers in the early days of the United States. Most of the homes then, such as the one Abraham Lincoln grew up in, were simple one room cabins. They were made of rough hewn logs. Ours will be made with more readily available materials...
The topic is discrimination and civil rights. To discriminate means to treat differently, a showing of favoritism for some over another. When we talk about civil rights we are referring to the basic rights of all people to be treated the same or "equal".
Early peoples used various local materials in their mapmaking. Some maps were painted on rocks; others were woven in reeds; sometimes sea shells marked the spot. Eskimos carved wooden maps from driftwood. Chinese pained maps on silk cloth. Babylonians scratched maps in soft clay.
The making of gingerbread men and gingerbread homes is popular Yuletime favorite. For an entertaining activity, share stories while decorating gingerbread men. According to old Germanic tradition and folklore... Here are some of our family's favorite gingerbread recipes.