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    Love the Hammock, Love the History

    My name is Andy, and I teach 8th grade history. In 2005 I was thinking of ways to motivate my students and as I was contemplating this laying in my back yard Columbian hammock, I had a great revelation. I had been reading a book called "Bruchko" about a missionary to an unknown tribe in Columbia. The tribe had no contact with the outside world when he met them in the 1960s. He wrote about their culture and how they slept in hammocks. If my curriculum lined up with hammocks, I figured I could hang one in my room for students to sit in when they do something awesome. And you can guess the rest of the story. Mayan hammock in my classroom, went on a mission trip to Peru and brought back 4 Peruvian for each bedroom at home, 1 Bolivian (gift from a bro in law), 1 Columbian (still in the backyard), 1 tablecloth(getting into DIY), 1 grand trunk, HH Asym and HH scout for me and my son when we go to the woods.

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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Lots of great history in hammocks! Search out writings by the guy credited with my signature quote if you want more. He is actually an art historian that spent too much time in South America and developed quite the love of hammocks in the process.
    Trust nobody!

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    Welcome from Denver. Great way to get kids into hammocks! We've donated several pieces of furniture to our kids' teachers for reading corners. I hadn't even thought of a hammock, until now. I'll be bringing it up the next time I talk with them.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Great way to motivate students! Welcome for HF!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Now that's education!
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Love it when something old continues to be best. Well done, and welcome.
    "For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
    Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!" - Edward Abbey


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    Lots of hammock history going clear back to Columbus' time.

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    Welcome and that's a creative way to engage your students!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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