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Shelters & Dwellings: Nomads of Asia

We moved from nomadic cave dwellers to nomads of the Asian steppe- the Mongols!  We have learned a bit about their way of life and how they built their homes.  We copied this chalk drawing of a yurt and will attempt to build one with felt.

Yurt Chalk Drawing showing Steppe in background

We will have spelling and vocabulary based on this topic and maybe a few math problems too - especially once we begin to build our yurt.  We will have some Mongolian food,some salty tea, and copy a map of the country, and read about Marco Polo and the famous Khan.

Student Yurt drawing

Inside of Yurt

Student writing

Map of Mongolia



Resources for this portion of our block:

The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman and Bagram Ibatoulline
Adventures of Marco Polo
Beautiful true -to -period artwork


Traditional Houses from Around the World by A.G. Smith
Traditional Houses from Around the World
A good coloring book
How We are Sheltered by James F. Chamberlain
How We Are Sheltered. a Geographical Reader
Available Free in a Number of Places
Houses of China by Bonnie Shemie
Houses of China
Wonderful Artwork and Summary for Planning Lessons


To see the previous lesson in this block, look at the entry for Cave Dwellers.

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