Reading a story about the discovery of 'The New World' and the European pioneers travelling west, we learned a little about the Native Americans. The boys were interested, so we have decided to learn more about them, and went to the library today to get hold of some books. We have been reading some Native American myths, and learnt a few signs members of different tribes used to communicate with one another. We have bought some tall canes to make a tipi, and will cover it with plastic or canvas which the boys can decorate with patterns based on pictures we have been studying. Today was wet, so my eldest son began whittling a totem pole out of a block of wood. His brother decided to sculpt a totem pole out of clay, whilst my youngest just had fun playing with the clay and making a lot of mess.
This is an example of how topics grow and flow from each other and evolve rather than being planned.