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Ancient Egypt

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

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