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Inuit Life – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:35-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Inuit carving of a person Inuit (INN-oo-it) people lived mainly by hunting seal and walrus and by fishing, and by gathering wild berries and roots like parsnips. They couldn't just eat fish because fish don't have enough fat in them, so they needed to catch seal too. They also gathered seaweed to eat. To hunt seal, people used little seal-skin boats called kayaks that [...]

Vikings – Early Medieval Scandinavia

By |2018-04-24T08:19:15-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

A Viking ship. Viking trade took the Vikings all over the world.  Who were the Vikings? The Vikings were Indo-European people from Scandinavia (modern Denmark, Norway and Sweden). Around the 400s AD the Vikings started to make frequent raids by boat into Europe. They even went into the Mediterranean Sea and raided Sicily and southern Italy. The Vikings started to attack the Atlantic coast [...]

Soap carving – Native American project

By |2018-04-07T17:05:20-07:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Native American|

Inuit walrus ivory carving (1800s AD) Do you want to carve your own small sculptures, the way Inuit artists did? Inuit artists carved animal bones, but it will be easier for you to start out by carving soap. Get a bar of soap from the store - Ivory soap is good because it [...]