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What did you learn from the book?

Post by Amagine » 02 Oct 2017, 04:34

If you look past the characters and the plot, there was a lot of historical and educational content to the book as well. The author out in information about different kinds of weapons used in the past, animals and cultural information about Native Americans.

After reading the book, was there anything you learned that you didn't know before? Personally, I learned about the existence of a bear called, "Short -Face." That was a rather interesting tidbit of information.
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Post by hsimone » 02 Oct 2017, 07:44

To be honest, I think the Short-face bear was the biggie one for me to learn here, too. Did you see the picture at the end of the book where the author is posing with a replica of this type of bear? It's huge!
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Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 07:53

The bear was new to me as well.

I also learned a bit about the legends of the Native American.
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Post by Barbiedole » 02 Oct 2017, 12:39

I learnt I can overcome any obstacle, if I persevere.

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Post by Amagine » 03 Oct 2017, 05:50

Barbiedole wrote:I learnt I can overcome any obstacle, if I persevere.
That's a great lesson to learn. :D
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Post by Gikonyo Caroline » 03 Oct 2017, 06:03

That History never dies. it relives in our past if not confronted and dealt with , or in legends as they are passed on from generation to geneartion or in nature as we endeavour to conserve it and tour it through hikes and camps or as in artefacts that we either store in museums or capture in sketches

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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 00:53

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Never could have imagined the about short face bear. It is amazing thing I learnt while reading this book.
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Post by prenaramesh » 04 Oct 2017, 05:35

I learned what an atlatl is and did some further research on why it is more effective than just throwing a spear/dart without it.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Oct 2017, 13:24

prenaramesh wrote:I learned what an atlatl is and did some further research on why it is more effective than just throwing a spear/dart without it.
I heard about an atlal before but I still didn't know much about it. I learned a little more about it from the book. :D
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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 13:26

Amagine wrote:
prenaramesh wrote:I learned what an atlatl is and did some further research on why it is more effective than just throwing a spear/dart without it.
I heard about an atlal before but I still didn't know much about it. I learned a little more about it from the book. :D
I still don't know about it ??

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History never dies and it sure does repeat itself.
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Post by mercy wangechi » 05 Oct 2017, 01:38

i learnt that i should be committed always even if people show me their lack of commitment and by this i will overcome all the perseverances just like Sarah did.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 03:00

mercy wangechi wrote:i learnt that i should be committed always even if people show me their lack of commitment and by this i will overcome all the perseverances just like Sarah did.
Good point of view. Similar to the strong characteristics displayed by her.
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Post by Anjum » 05 Oct 2017, 03:38

I got to have a deeper look into how evolutionary scientists really work and the influence of evolutionary science on society.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 05:49

Anjum wrote:I got to have a deeper look into how evolutionary scientists really work and the influence of evolutionary science on society.
This part of the story was boring for me. I have never liked Scientists.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 05:20

BoyLazy wrote:
Anjum wrote:I got to have a deeper look into how evolutionary scientists really work and the influence of evolutionary science on society.
This part of the story was boring for me. I have never liked Scientists.
I'm not a big fan of science either.
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