Whatever we study, it finds our way into the Legos and into the dress-up. Play reflects learning and learning is entwined in play. It’s how it ought to be.
It reminds me of one of my favorite of Robert Frost’s poems, Two Tramps in Mud Time:
But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.
We are bidding farewell to Ancient Mesopotamia; saying goodbye to the Assyrians and ancient Babylonians and about to visit Ancient Egypt. Before we leave the ziggurats for the great pyramids, Keegan built a Lego® tribute, complete with a temple atop the plateau: