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Mountains in Clouds

Day 6 of 2nd Session (Italy, France, Spain)

We started the day with a game of Petanque or Bocce Ball. Then we studied the different types of Greek Urns and made observations of how most urns show a picture of their gods/goddesses, a scene from an epic story such as the Iliad or Odyssey, or a part of their everyday life (like washing clothes or picking olives). Then we designed our own black-figure greek urns that depicted a part of our modern life. Next we watched a short video of the Greek myth Icarus and Daedulus and played a version of Icarus vs. the Sun and Water tag. We had Gazpacho and crackers for snack. Then we went to Italy for the Italian Renaissance and Leonardo Da Vinci. We looked at some of his inventions (including his catapult design in model form) and designed our own catapults. Then we took them outside to launch mud balls at targets. We had lunch and went to the creek. When we got back we acted out the play The Four Brothers from Spain and played La Tomatina Dodge Ball.

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