Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chumash Challenge, 2014!

Today we had an opportunity to experience

what it might have been like to be a Chumash Indian!
Our friends Karen and Ross from  Camino Real Historical and Historical Interpreters  provided us with activities from   The Natural World of the Chumash!

Please enjoy the slide show, and leave a comment to tell about 

what you enjoyed doing and what you learned!

The Creative Hard-working Chumash! on PhotoPeach


What activity did you most enjoy and why?

What facts did you learn?

Do you know some other Chumash facts that you can share?


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,
    I had a wonderful time at the Chumash assembly! I had so much fun learning new spectacular facts we have not learned yet! My favorite activity was the one that you have to spin the wood stick into the wood to make friction. I also liked making the string out of grass. It was fun seeing new things during the Chumash assembly and I hope that we will have another fun, interesting assembly like this one.


  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,
    I realized after watching the video that Mrs. Ranney posted that it wasn't called grass, but Yucca that we used to make string. I also thought it was super neat that the yucca made some kind of soap.
    See you all tomorrow,

  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I most enjoyed making acorn meal because it reminded me of what Badger Claws would have done to make food. I also liked making a sandstone bowl because you got to feel a weird feeling on the tip of your fingers when you touched the powder. I also enjoyed the experiment with the chia seeds. I wonder if the Chumash did that to make watermelon flavoring instead of planting watermelons! I thought it was really cool how we made string out of plants. I even tried to do it at my house later. I think I need to soak it first. I noticed that they didn't mention the hairy onion to make fishing easier.

    I really enjoyed another Chumash experience, and it reminded me of when we were learning a lot about the Chumash. It felt a little bit like we were going back in time to when we were studying the Chumash.

    What a fun day!



  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I remember this from 2 years ago. It was very very fun. I even remember for the fire making station my wood started to have smoke come out. I miss you, Mrs. Ranney.

    Best Regards,

    Vanessa Espino


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