Egypt

Teacher: Caryl Johnson
Unit: Egypt

Language & Literacy

Write your name in hieroglyphics
Writing activity: If I was a pharaoh, to my pyramid, I would bring____________.
Create your own god and describe their god in a book
After reading Bill & Pete by Tomie DePaola discuss characters, beginning, middle and end of the story. The children then illustrate their favorite character.

Science/Social Studies

Archeologist – sand table filled with artifacts as a digging site. Small brushes are used as tools.
Drama: Ancient Egyptian home; light weight tunics and baskets
Embalm a tomato
Look at the Nile River/soil erosion. Spring floods of river to bring rich soil and nutrients to Nile Valley
Life sized painting of crocodile

Math

Game Senet – original Egyptian counting game
Egyptian number book
Weight – stone blocks used to build pyramids compared to a box of books. Move box on wooden rollers instead of carrying box.

Art

Sponge paint pyramid
Amulets – clay and painted
Resist painting of Great Sphinx
Crocodile puppets
Nile River Mural – boats, pyramids, crocodiles, hippopotamus
Extinct bird Ibis
Pharaoh Crowns
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