5/6B started the oral presentations and shared their models in class today. All of the historic homes look fantastic! Below are the first three essays and a few pictures of each completed home. I am really proud of the work that has been done.
SUPER JOB EVERYONE!
by John, Bryce, Abbey, Shaelyn Introduction
Hi, our group project was the Tipi. The First Nations built the Tipi and we will tell you interesting facts, the tribe, inside of the Tipi and the home.
The First Nations people had many different homes they lived in. One was the Tipi and the tribes that lived in them were the Cheyenne, Sioux and the Arapho tribes. The Tipi was easy to build and take apart when the tribe needed to move.
Inside the Tipi
Inside of a Tipi there is a fire pit to keep them warm and paintings are normally about there ancestors and how they lived. They also have animal skins to keep warm and cozy. They have bows and arrows to hunt.
The Tipi was a home made out of wood and buffalo skins. In the middle of the Tipi was a fire place.
The Tipi small and quickly built sheltered Indian tribes who lived by hunting. Bark light to carry easy to build with was unrolled around the fire pit. Forests spreading across the Yukon to the Southwest to Virginia provided all the bark they needed.
Did you know the earliest homes were very small averaging 14-16 feet tall. Did you know for an average sized home 16 feet their were 12 well tanned Buffalo hides needed to be obtained. Did you know the frame of the tipi was created by tying three poles together to make a tripod. Did you know four circular stars would be created by using died porcupine quills that would be sewn together. Did you know at night fires were lit inside the home and the fire made the skins grow. Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed our assignment on the tipi. We told you what is in the tipi, fire pit, painting, bows and arrows for hunting. You learned what tribes lived in the tipis the Cheyenne, Sioux and the Arapaho. We told you interesting facts the tipi was made by 3 logs to make a tripod. I hope you had fun learning about the tipi.
By: Ellie, Danielle, Brody and Brittany
Hello, today we will be talking about igloos and the Inuit tribe who lives in them. Also we will tell you about the Inuit tribe’s homes, inside their shelter and interesting facts.
The Inuit tribe lives in igloos up in northern Canada. In igloos, the tribe first made the sleeping areas up higher, and they still are. An Inuit man can make an igloo in about an hour. It would take him longer if he cut a hole for fishing for a delicious home-cooked Inuit meal. The Inuits are smart and started the tradition of letting the walls melt and re-freeze to make another layer of ice.
How The Igloo Is Built
An igloo is made out of snow. When an igloo is built the snow that is used needs to be packed and strong enough so it can be cut and stacked without breaking. Most Inuits take out one to two blocks of snow to make a window. Most Inuits can make an igloo very easily. So no cold air enters the igloo a small tube and or tunnel is dug in the snow.
Inside An Igloo
Inside an igloo, it is -2 to 16 degrees celsius. There is a fishing hole sometimes inside an igloo for ice fishing. They hold equipment to hunt for food inside the igloo as well. Inuit’s make their beds up high in the igloo so if there is cold air that enters through the door way it will not reach them cause they were so high. Inside an igloo there is a fire pit to... you guess it, to keep warm and\or to cook their food.
Igloos are very strong homes and can give shelter from very powerful gusts of wind. While constructing an igloo one person helps build on the inside while another works on the outside. This way, he/she can move the blocks to fill in the cracks between the snow. Every layer of this ice home was constructed with smaller sizes of snow blocks so that the shelter finally formed a circular dome shape at the submit. You’ve heard about the strength, size and shape of an igloo.
So as can see, igloos are very interesting. A lot of people wouldn’t think about all the interesting things about them. Nobody would ever guess how warm it was inside them or that the Inuits would make a fishing hole inside! Also, that they were made of snow and ice.
History on the Greek Villa
By: Julianna, Brayden, Steve and Emily
This is our essay about our Greek villa. We will talk about what our model looks like, a brief history on it, what the villa used to live in the house and also some beliefs and interesting facts. That is what we will be talking about.
In ancient Greece the villas looked a little like homes today. Only rich people lived in them. First of all they had an altar where they would pray at night. There was a slave’s bedroom and an owner’s bedroom. There was a kitchen with open fires where they would cook. The lady’s lounge was on the upstairs left where the lady’s were only allowed to go in to entertain. The men’s lounge was right below where only the men were allowed to go in. At the entrance there was a greeting/guard man there was a statue called Herman that would stand by the door. The last room was the washroom. That was some brief history on a Greek villa.
Houses were usually built around a central courtyard. There were many doors leading from the courtyard. The windows were small. The roof was made of pottery tiles. They would have wooden staircases leading to the upper level. The base was made of stone and the walls would be made of mud bricks. This is what the house in ancient times was made of.
In ancient Greece the courtyard was made of stone and ours is made of clay. The kitchen contained small fires for cooking and we used clay for the pit and twigs for the wood. We used tissue paper for beds and pillows. Our bathroom was made of mostly clay. That was what our model was made out of.
In ancient Greece there was food, customs, beliefs, recreation and transportation, and a lot more , but I am going to talk about the ones I have just mentioned. First of all ancient transportation was much different from what transportation is now.#1 they used carts and if you were rich you would ride on horseback or you would just walk. Recreation in Greece was very popular and had the first Olympics there. Woman were not allowed to participate in the olympics but the men were and 5 of their sports were the pentathlon, running, wrestling, jumping, discus and javelin throwing. All of these required great strength.
Greek beliefs and legends were of Zeus and his gods. According to the legend the lyre which is an instrument like a guitar that was invented by the god Hermes, he made from a tortoise shell and ox horns. Have you ever thought about what a Greek person’s life would be like? Well here is some of the things they did. In ancient Greece there were many festivals in praise of their gods but the purpose of them was to please the gods and persuade them to grant the peoples wishes. There wishes might be making crops grow or bringing victory in war. There isn’t just festivals, there are also athletic competitions or theatrical performances could be held either to have fun or empress a particular god. The last custom that Greek did was getting married. Marrige very important to carry the family heritage and besides women had no alternet other than getting married. Last but not least are facts that I have found during my research:
Did you know that birds, dogs, goats, tortoises and mice were all popular pets in ancient Greece? Or that women and children were not allowed to watch the Olmpics because the participants in the games did not wear clothes? Or did you know that the Greeks invented roof tiles? And the winners of the Olympics were all presented with palm branches, a wreath of olive leaves and wool ribbons? Or last in 395 AD, ancient Olympics ended by a terrible earthquake? Because I know I didn’t when I was reading it. Those were some beliefs that the Greeks had.
We have told you many interesting facts about Greek villas such as history, beliefs, how our model was built and the inside of our model. Greek history is great, like studying what things a Greek person/house had. We worked very hard on our project. That is what our essay was about.