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enactive, iconic and symbolic activities to include in a unit on ancient egypt

enactive, iconic and symbolic activities to include in a unit on ancient egypt

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    • Ancient Egypt Activities to Include in a Unit on Ancient Egypt
    • Enactive Activities Enactive activities are experiences that provide direct, personal, hands-on learning opportunities. In other words, enactive learning is learning by doing.
    • Enactive Activities
      • “ Mummify” an orange
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      • Build a model of a pyramid
    • Enactive Activities
      • Practice “wall painting” in a “tomb”
      • Create a paper “sarcophagus” with representations of Egypt and/or the student
    • Enactive Activities
      • Make paper (papyrus)
      • Act out the stories of the gods
      Anubis and Neith
    • Enactive Activities
      • Play an Egyptian game such as Senet
      • Use hieroglyphics to write a message
    • Iconic Activities Iconic experiences are types of learning that use visual aids such as video, photographs, diagrams, or maps.
    • Iconic Activities
      • Watch videos about
      • Ancient Egypt
      • View photos of Egyptian artifacts, art, hieroglyphics, pyramids, etc.
    • Iconic Activities
      • Examine maps of Egypt – the Nile, placement of pyramids, cities
      • Field trip to a museum with artifacts
      Field Trip!
    • Iconic Activities
      • Use “cut-away” pictures to “dissect” a pyramid (Go from picture of outside to progress deeper inside with each picture)
    • Symbolic Activities Symbolic activities provide learning strictly through symbolic representation such as reading, writing, and numerals.
    • Symbolic Activities
      • Journal writing – write as if you are a pharaoh or common person
      • Make a list of objects you would want in your tomb for the afterlife, and explain why
    • Symbolic Activities
      • Write a poem about the life giving resources of the Nile
      • Create a timeline of important events in Ancient Egypt
      Old Kingdom Middle Kingdom New Kingdom
    • Symbolic Activities
      • Read information from the textbook, Internet, or other sources provided by the teacher
      • Complete questions/ worksheets to reinforce/assess learning