Destination: El Salvador

This week’s virtual trip was to El Salvador… We learned so much about this little nook, tucked in the heart of Central America.

Colorful FeathersAfter marking our map of the world with this week’s destination, we headed over to the computer for a rundown on the fascinating history of El Salvador. 

We did make sure to take a few “side trips” into all things Mayan and the Ring of Fire. It was very interesting learning about the culture which surrounds this little country. 

My children were heartbroken to learn that most of the children in El Salvador fail to have regular meals and, when they do, their meals are poor in nutrition. I believe it helped reenforce gratefulness and encourage them to support countries less privileged than their own. Mayan Headdress

Our corresponding craft was to make Mayan headdresses! We had so much fun pulling out our bags of feathers and constructing elaborate pieces; the more colorful, the better!

This week’s snack was a bit of a puzzlement for my kiddos. We made a quesadilla, but nothing like we’ve ever had before!

 

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cube butter, softened
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 2 tbs. parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cups of milk
  • 4 eggs

Directions:

Pour pancake mix, sugar, butter, and milk into a mixing bowl. Mix all ingredients (by hand) until the pancake mix lumps are gone. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Bake in a 9×12″ pan at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the top is golden brown. Traditionally, this dish is topped with sesame seeds. Add sesame seeds to the top of the quesadilla while cooling. Serve and enjoy!

“Visiting” El Salvador was so much fun! It opened our eyes to new things and reinforced the need to help those less fortunate than ourselves. 

Where will next week find us? Tune in next week…. Same bat time, same bat station.

 

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2 thoughts on “Destination: El Salvador

  1. Your site is so fun to read through! Your educational ideas are just fantastic and I’m definitely adopting the virtual trip. I remember my mom doing that (not as easily with just maps and encyclopedias haha!) with my little brothers and sisters and they had a blast with it (and they all know far more geography than I!) Thank you!

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