Hieroglyphics Teacher Resources
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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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Hieroglyphic Cartouche Pendants
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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
My Pyramid: Preparing for a Journey
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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Egyptian Mummy Cases
Here is an activity I'd like to do with my class! They researching the ins and outs of Egyptian culture, hieroglyphs, symbolism, and art, then use what they know to create realistic or stylized Mummy cases. These cases need to include their name in hieroglyphs as well as real Egyptian symbolism.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Ancient Egyptian Artifacts and Hieroglyphs
Young scholars create flash cards based on Ancient Egyptian artifacts and hieroglyphs they discover on Second Life. In this Ancient Egyptian lesson plan, students put information on the flash cards such as Egyptian artifacts, hieroglyphs, and pictures.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Sixth graders demonstrate their knowledge of Earth clay construction by creating, inscribing, and glazing an earth clay Egyptian cartouche. The lesson culminates with learners sharing their knowledge of key terms in the lesson through written assessment.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Discovering Math Rational Number Concepts
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.
10th - 11th Math
Hieroglyphic Art Project
Students 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.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts