Horses

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History

Learn about world events through the perspective of the horses being used to pull carriages, fight in battles, etc.

Find out which breeds were preferred by which groups of people and for what purpose.

Introduce historical figures who used horses.

Analyze socio-economic changes that affected what classes of people could afford a horse.

English

Write short stories about horses being used in different epochs of world history. See Write a Short Story.

Read books on horse behavior or how to raise one. See Reading.

Submit an essay to a horse-related magazine. See Submit a Magazine Article.

Science

Use a horse’s diet to learn about calories, fat, vitamins, and nutrition.

Discuss mating, reproduction, and nature vs. nurture.

Study hereditary genetics and differences between various horse breeds.

Teach about pigment and compare horse hair to human hair using a microscope.

Math

Compile population estimates of horses in different countries and chart them over time.

Use a horse’s body to introduce concepts like mass, volume, and density.

Calculate the amount of time it would take a horse to travel various distances.

Art and Creativity

Provide modeling clay to create a sculpture of a horse. See Making Clay Models.

Introduce graphic design in order to animate a galloping horse.

Encourage roleplaying by providing broomstick horses, costumes, and other props.

Listen to traditional Mongolian nomad music which often incorporates horse sounds and is played on a Mongolian guitar instrument which often has a carved horse head on the head of the guitar.



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