Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chumash Challenge!

Today we visited the 

We had a wonderful time and learned many things too!

Below are photos of activities we did and displays we saw.

The challenge is for you to write a comment that explains a photo and shares some information about what we learned.


What did you enjoy most about our special trip?

What new facts did you learn about the 
Chumash people?

What can you explain about a photo? 


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Hi Mrs. Ranney! This is Peter, and I'm in your skills group class. The Chumash Museum was a superb field trip! My favorite part was when the boys played the girls in the stick game.

    I liked the photo of the Chumash man in red, black, and white. Those are the Chumash colors. The Chumash is a fascinating tribe. Do you know where the word Topanga came from? I'll give you a hint, it's from a tribe in our state, and it's not the Chumash.

    What was your favorite part of the trip?



    P.S It says Peter's Plentiful Postings because I have my own blog. ;)

  2. Dear Class,
    My favorite part of the field trip was the rabbit toss. I liked it because it involved throwing.
    It was interesting to learn that the Chumash hunt rabbit. In the picture we are throwing sticks, just like I imagine the Chumash did with arrows. What did you like best?


  3. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    I had a very great field trip the on Thursday. Peter and I had a great time playing the stick game. My brother Aidan went there also when he was in Mrs. Ranney's Class three years ago.

    That field trip was amazing!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I found the huts very interesting. It is amazing that the museum continues to repair the huts so classes like yours can actually go inside and explore the day to day life of the Chumash Indians.

    I did not know the Chumash had so many instruments.

    I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of the museum and of all of you exploring the museum and the grounds.

    All the best,
    Sybil (Lucas' Mom)


  5. Dear Class,
    The field trip was awesome! I loved that rabbit toss game. It included throwing the stick and you had to knock over the tiny sticks of wood. The game involves strategy, accuracy, and strength So you need to be a good thrower! At the end of the game the boys had 30 and the girls had 24. I think that is correct.


  6. Dear Mrs.Ranney and class,

    Wow! That was one of the best field trips ever! The 26th picture is of the sweat house or the sweat lodge (loj) is what they called it on the field trip. The second to last picture is of a model of a man dressed up for a ceremony. The 7, 8, and 9th pictures are of us making the craft/dice game. Pictures 10,11,12, and 13 are of us playing it. The last picture is of students playing an old Native American game called "Hoop A Stick". It was hard but fun. I can't wait for my next field trip experience.

    Your friend, C♦lin

  7. Hello Mrs. Ranney and class,

    What an amazing experience you had. I can see the Chumash people had a rich culture and heritage. I was particularly fascinated by their homes. It seems they stayed in places for some time.

    The local people in my area are known as Yuin. Traditionally, they moved around their territory so large homes such as used by the Chumash didn't exist.

    The Yuin people have maintained their language. Sad to say, many of Australia's indigenous cultures and languages have been lost since European settlement. Those surviving are now treasured links to tens of thousands of years history. Imagine, there were around 200 cultures/languages once covering all of Australia, even the driest of deserts.

    Ross Mannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia


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