Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grade 5 Week 13 Where We Are in Place and Time

Today, we had a Pika Pika activity with our Japanese exchange school. This is where we help our community by picking up trash with gloves and thongs. 
We lined up and prepared for our duty after listening to a Shibuya official. 

              Our exchange school prepared flags in Japanese for every group.
We ended our activity by meeting at a Koban (local police station) and raked leaves for them. 
 Grade 5 and 6 had an excursion to the Andes exhibition at the National Museum in Ueno. Here are boys posing in front of a lama clay vessel. 
The boys saw an Incan needle-like structure with picture writing on it. They noticed that the ancient Egyptian civilization had hieroglyphics on their obelisks that are similar to this one. Thus, there could be a connection between these civilizations and cultures.

                                    There were many abstract motifs.
We saw some outstanding ceremonial pottery and ceramics.

There were lots of gold ceremonial masks! This item looks like a jaguar!

This shell necklace was interesting. Perhaps at one time, shells were used as money.
  The textiles were incredible!

Haven't we seen this fellow in Harajiku before?

 We did some problem solving! The students tried to figure out the price of this item if gold is worth 4,705,873.83 Yen per kilo.
There were some scary skulls and mummies at the exhibition too.

This is an Incan calculator known as a quipus. By flipping the threads inside, a person could read the number on the circular "screen." 

We found out how the Peruvian civilizations produced salt by watching a movie. 

Diego tried a virtual reality Peruvian game. 

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