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Learning from the Images of Ancient Egypt
Several of the students from the grade one classes had chosen to become our archaeological experts on the writing system and storytelling of ancient Egypt. We began our research with a small scale archaeological dig, in which the students were able to excavate and explore some authentic looking artifacts. Their task was to decide what they thought these images might have been meant to convey. Our hope is that this journey will take our young 'archaeologists' closer to the artistic, cultural, social, and economic elements of how the hieroglyphics came to be. The students will inquire into the forms of hieroglyphic writing as well as the diverse messages that they are thought to convey. The students will have the opportunity to examine how hieropglyhics contributed to the storytelling of the time. By the end of this inquiry, these students should have gained a sense of how hieroglyhic imagery came to be and how their discovery may have contributed to our communication and storytelling of today.
We began our archaeological discovery with some research.
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