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Students explore the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs, one of the oldest writing systems in the world, and through tomb paintings. Hieroglyphs consist of pictures of familiar objects that represent sounds.
Students explore the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs. They explore various websites, translate a sentence in hieroglyphs into English, and create name hieroglyphs and ideograms.
Students compare modern day text messaging with the use of hieroglyphs as forms of communication. They translate hieroglyphic messages written by classmates and check for accuracy.
Students explore websites about ancient Egypt to translate their names into hieroglyphs and then use that translation to create a clay cartouche of their name.
Students create flash cards based on Ancient Egyptian artifacts and hieroglyphs they discover on Second Life. For this Ancient Egyptian lesson plan, students put information on the flash cards such as Egyptian artifacts, hieroglyphs, and pictures.
Students explore and compare hieroglyphic writing to the modern English alphabet through the creation of personal hieroglyphs.
Students locate Egypt on a world map. They discover the use of the ancient writing system of hieroglyphics. They practice writing their name and translating words to hieroglyphics
In ancient Egypt, mummified bodies were embellished with elaborate cartouches housing the name of the deceased. Elementary artists can read all about Egyptian burial practices then create a cartouche of their own using clay and real Egyptian hieroglyphs. A list of suggested readings is located at the bottom of the page.
What was Mayan life like and how do we know? Introduce your class to this ancient civilization through its written word. Mayan hieroglyphs tell the tale of the rise and fall of a great civilization. Appropriate for grades 6-9.
Pupils translate words and ideas into pictures. They make a list of words or phrases that could be drawn as symbols. Students complete this as part of a project on Egyptian and other civilizations that used hieroglyphics. They use hieroglyphic to translate the words into the language of the civilization they are working with.
Fifth graders identify the aspects of Ancient Egyptians and Heiroglyphs. They compare and contrast Egyptian Hieroglyphs with the decimal number system. Students recognize the decimal number system and compares to bases other than ten.
Sixth graders imagine and record what a pyramid they might create would be like. In this pyramid lesson, 6th graders construct the contents of their pyramid which would include a hieroglyphic of their name, drawing of the structure, example of a wall graphic and composition describing the contents of their pyramid. Students use the writing process to go from draft to final copy.
Students investigate ancient Egyptian symbols and figures used in scroll paintings. They create a pictorial alphabet, analyze the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet, create drawings for a Book of the Dead, and explore various websites.
Students research Egyptian hieroglyphics using print and Web resources. THey discuss Egyptian achievements in mathematics. Students explore how Egyptians used hieroglyphics to write numerals. They multiply and divide numbers using the Egyptian doubling and addition method.
Learners, through observation and discussion about the Coffin of Djed Mut, make connections between hieroglyphs and the English writing system. They create their own visual story using symbols that represent words.
Students explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and cartouches. Then they develop their own written code to represent their names. Students also sculpt and use their code to create their own cartouche. Finally, they research the symbols Egyptians used and write a message with these symbols.
Students research information on caves, view a video, and brainstorm background information. In this Caves and Bats instructional activity, students investigate rocks, cave drawings, and bats in groups and design original hieroglyphic cave art.
Young scholars are introduced to the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs and tomb paintings. The analyzing of these examples with give clues to the ancient culture of Egypt.
Pupils research the ancient Egyptian writing form of hieroglyphics and the symbols used in hieroglyphics. They view examples of Egyptian writing and discuss how the symbols and pictures represent letters. Students then create and design a personalized Cartouche with their name spelled in hieroglyphics.
Students explore the Egyptian hieroglyphics from cartouches listed in books or on the internet. They design a cartouche-shaped door knob door sign that contains hieroglyphics, meaning "keep out." They press the words into their cartouche and paint the indented characters with black paint. They paint the surrounding surface with a contrasting color.

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