Name: Grade: 4 Date: September 21, 2020 Subject: Social Studies Topic: Taino Settlements Jamaica was called Xaymaca by the Tainos . Xaymaca means “land of wood and water.” The island had many trees, food, fish and water. The Tainos needed these resources to survive so they built villages where they were in abundance. The fresh water from the rivers was used for drinking, farming, washing, cooking, bathing etc. The sea was used for fishing and traveling in their canoes The land was used for farming crops such as yams, cassava, sweet potatoes and maize (corn) They used trees from the forests to build houses, canoes and tools. When the Spaniards arrived on the island there were over 200 Taino villages here. Some of these places were :- Seville in St. Ann Guanaboa Vale in St. Catherine White Marl in St. Catherine Activity: Jamaica Primary Social Studies Workbook 4 pages 5 and 6 exercises D and E.
Week 2 – Lesson 1
- Week 2 – Lesson 1