Spain- El Camino

*Update: For photos of my Camino adventures, visit THIS PAGE. For more info about the pilgrimage, see HERE.

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SPAIN: The Camino de Santiago is a 500-mile hike across northern Spain. It takes about 30 days to complete on foot. You carry everything you need in a backpack, and follow the arrows and shells so you don’t get lost. Second graders made a very cool green screen video (see below) showing us their journey, while fifth graders opted to make a topographical representation of the walk.

In class, students drew chalk arrows and shells all around campus, adding piles of rocks and nature to mark the way. At home, you can do the same: put arrows and shells all over the house, leading to your learning space or bedroom, like it is the Camino de Santiago. Feel free to pack a bag and go on a mini-hike with your parents walking around the block, if you feel like it. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! If you are really committed, check out this app to virtually hike the Camino.

LINKS: Camino de Santiago (video), Los Pirineos (The Pyrenees)El Camino – Roncesvalles, A Journey to Spain’s Wild Western Edge, Finisterre (Spain), Men Risking their Lives for Barnacles (Spain), Human Planet: Spain Sea Harvest, Percebes (Spain), The Day We Ate Barnacles (Portugal; Spain)