Students use prior knowledge of ancient Egypt to investigate the art of hieroglyphics. The symbols are then sculpted from clay and used as forms of personal communication in comparison to how they were used in the past.
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The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Egypt Lesson 6: Language and Writing
Students explore Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. In this world history "Egypt" lesson, students decode messages written in hieroglyphics using a translator found on a given website. Students make cartouches with their name in...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
American Residential Architecture
The students are introduced to the architecture of the metropolitan Richmond, Va. area. We look at and discuss quoins, architraves, fan lights, and many other aspects of architecture and their origins. The students design a house of...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts