One of my students is learning and practicing English as a Second Language by studying history. He already knows the material in his native tongue, Spanish, but finds it more difficult to talk about in English. We started with Creation, learned about Jubal’s lyre and Tubal-Cain and iron. We researched a little bit about the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and the Summerians. Dinosaurs were not to be forgotten, and we read a little bit about the Epic of Gilgamesh. Last week we talked about different theories on the origin of Stonehenge and about who Queen Hatshepsut might have been (with the help of National Geographic en Espanol).
When you study history, there are many different areas of life to study: politics, religion, science, architecture, literature, music…and of course one of my favorites, food! This week’s homework assignment is for Daniel to research food in Ancient Egypt. My "homework" was to try to make pita bread to be sure that the recipe didn’t need to be adjusted for higher altitude.
If you want to try it yourself, you can find a recipe at this website that has a"History Cookbook".