The Traveller Alphabet Book
|Have you ever been inside a bow tent? Ask your family what they know about bow tents.
What were the good things about a bow tent?
What might have been the challenges?
What things do you think would be important?
Think about how you would keep warm, sleep and eat.
What would make a good place to erect the bow tent?
After chatting to your family about bow tents create a picture of you and your family either inside or outside the tent.
Remember to include all the detail of where it is (by a hill, river or beach) and all the things that you need to have inside to make it comfortable.
ABOUT BOW TENTS
|Bow tents were traditional homes used by Scottish Travellers. They were constructed from flexible branches, which were put together to create a curved, bow-shaped structure. The bow shape was covered with a canvas cover, which would be tied on to keep it secure. Beds would be made from straw or leaves.|