The boys and I explored the mysterious East in our history lessons a few weeks ago (well, it might be a couple of months ago now).
We started at the Taklamakan Desert with our heads covered to protect our heads from the extreme heat and sun.
A stop at an oasis in the Gobi Desert for water.
A float down the Yellow River using a yard stick for a boat oar.
We traveled the silk road just like explorers from Europe might have to find gold (chocolate coins), spices, ivory (old frosting containers), and exotic animals (an assortment of our own stuffed animals).