|Picture from http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Acorn-Flour|
This led to discussing a lot of different things while we shelled the acorns. We talked about where our ancestors came from (England, France, Italy, Ireland and many other places), and I showed them on the globe. We talked about how there were already people living here when our ancestors came. While discussing how they wouldn't be able to just go to the store to buy food, but that grinding acorns like this would be a matter of either having food or not, we talked about other things they ate, like fish and deer. E mentioned that sometimes hunting deer is illegal, which led to talking about government, and how there was no government then to say that hunting was illegal. We talked about what the Native Americans wore, and looked up pictures of their clothes. Then I told them that we see Native Americans every time we leave the house (there is a Rancheria in our town), and that they don't wear the traditional clothes very often anymore, but dress and look just like us.