The next day we looked into what Egyptians wore. We made our own necklaces with famous symbols as charms. We talked about Egyptian art and the meaning of the symbols they used.
Yesterday we learned about schools in Egypt and their writing system. One activity I did was a class venn diagram to compare ancient Egyptian schools to our school. This was very easy for them to do but a good visual. Next year I think I will have my students make a model or picture of what an ancient school would have looked like.
They really enjoyed writing in hieroglyphics. Everyone learned how hard it was to decipher messages since the hieroglyphics represented individual syllables. If I have more time next year I would love for them to make scrolls to put their hieroglyphic message on.
I'm only half way through this unit so far. I'm excited to talk about pyramids and the social class system next. What activities do you use to teach ancient Egypt?