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Students access a variety of Egyptian Culture and pyramid related resources on the Internet. They explore various websites, read articles, create an Egyptian art figure, construct a model of a pyramid, and describe the mummification process.
The best part about teaching sixth grade is ancient history. Kids love learning about the ancient past and they'll love creating Egyptian cartouches using real hieroglyphics. They'll discuss ancient art forms, practice drawing ancient hieroglyphs, and discuss the cultural significance of the ancient cartouche. Everything needed is included.
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
First graders examine cuneiform writing from a stone tablet, then write a simple sentence using pictographs. They analyze various examples of Egyptian art, construct a model of an Egyptian boat, and create a class painting using glyphs from each student.
Second graders explore the Egyptian folktale, The Well of Truth. In this folktale lesson, 2nd graders read the tale and discuss the events from the text. Students write a diary entry from the point of view of a character in the text. There is an art activity included in this lesson where students discuss and create Egyptian art. Students use a recipe for Egyptian Cucumber Salad and make the dish for the class. There is also a math activity related to crops.
Egyptian artwork is inspiring in so many ways. Learners discover the world of Egyptian relics as they make a ceramic version of their own. Multiple resource links and full instructions make this a fun and easy-to-incorporate art project that has historical significance.
Ninth graders investigate the different types of Egyptian art including relief sculpture, sculpture in the round, and Egyptian architecture. They view and discuss pictures of Egyptian sarcophagi and compare them with current day coffins and grave markers. As a culminating activity they create a sarcophagus cover.
Students create a timeline of the duration and stability of the Ancient Egyptian culture. They add important historical events on the timeline. They create Egyptian artwork and hieroglyphics on a tomb wall.
Students explore Egyptian mummification and burial practices. They conduct research on gods, goddesses, afterlife, and mummification. Students dissect and mummify a frog "pharaoh and create a tomb wall for their frog "pharaoh."
Students craft their own Egyptian art. In this ancient Egyptian art lesson, students explore Egyptian art and create their own work following the 4 guidelines presented in the lesson.
Students create a stele to represent what symbols are the most important to them. In this symbols lesson plan, students learn about Egyptian symbols, and then put their own important symbols into model magic clay according to their size and importance.
Students examine how repeated shapes, lines, and colors make patterns. In this patterning lesson plan, students view images of a Mummy Case to see how patterns are formed. They talk about Egyptian hieroglyphs and examine how they were painted on both sides of the case. There is an extensive teacher's guide included.
Students discover the cultural history of Egypt by illustrating Egyptian figures.  In this art history lesson plan, students analyze the Egyptian styles of figure drawings and emulate that by creating their own illustrations using an Egyptian canon to tell a story. 
Sixth graders identify characteristics of preserved artifact, distinguish between an example and non-example of a preserved artifact, and connect the definition of preserve to the Egyptian art of mummification.
Sixth graders demonstrate their knowledge of Earth clay construction by creating, inscribing, and glazing an earth clay Egyptian cartouche. The instructional activity culminates with learners sharing their knowledge of key terms in the instructional activity through written assessment. Terrific!
Students explore ancient Egyptian culture, and relate the lives of ancient Egyptians to their own.
Learners describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and contrast specific works of Basquiat in graffiti, and how graffiti played a major role in his art style.
Fifth graders make a Hyperstudio presentation based on their study of different time periods in art history. They complete a timeline using a teacher made template to complete the project.
Students study the art of Ancient Egypt from the Boston Museum and complete several activities to analyze the art and its content. In this art analysis lesson, students read background information about Ancient Egypt art and the description of Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman and the Head and Chest from a Sarcophagus. Students use questions to help them view the pieces and compare them. Students compare 4 activities to learn more about the art pieces and their history.
Students explain Egyptian instruments and scales. In this Egyptian Music lesson, students familiarize themselves with Bedouin culture in relation to Bedouin music. Students play glockenspiels in order to mimic Bedouin scales, instruments, and notes. Lastly, students create shadow puppets and narrate a Bedouin musical epic poem.

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