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Oct 23, 2012

Ancient Egyptian Exploration Unit Study

Welcome to Egypt! 

Jr. drew a picture of batman on the front, not sure why? :)
At the end of a great week I thought I'd share with you our journey through Egypt! First let me say that I love unit studies because they offer a nice break from the school day and really capture my kids attention. Basically during this week we did Math and Language Arts every morning then focused all our attention on Egypt topics for the second half of our school day which included history, science, handwriting, reading, geography and even foreign language. The wonderful thing about unit studies is that you can study every subject encompassed in one topic.

I have seen awesome creative moms create lap books as complimentary to the study, so I took a stab at it and it came out hmmm, so so. But Junior liked it so I guess I could give myself a B grade for creativity and maybe an A for effort ;)
Ancient Egyptian Exploration Unit


Day 1: Introduction to the Ancient Egyptians and their History
·         Mini-history Report Book (discuss and learn about the following topics)
o   Page 1:What is a dynasty?   A line of hereditary rulers of a country-explain the meaning of this to students.
o   How long did the Egyptian dynasties last? From approximately 3100 b.c. to approximately 332b.c. when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt.
o   What does the word ‘Egyptian’ mean? A person who comes from the land of Egypt.
Good handwriting practice
The front of the Lap Book
·        Lap Book Activity: Fill out timeline by writing in dates and gluing in mini-signs of art, statues, pyramids, etc. of the dynasty they belong to.

·         Lap Book: Word Search

Last activity to end the day with fun: Tracing
Throughout the week we will continue to explore many topics of the Ancient Egyptians and fill our time doing activities, art projects, reading and exploring the interesting and even a little creepy world of the Egyptians.


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