Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Egypt with Senior Infants

We are learning all about ancient Egypt at present and we had a great discussion today about Tutankhamun. It was hard to believe that he became king (or pharoh) of all of Egypt at only 8 years of age, especially considering that most of us are 6 now!!! Teacher showed us a slideshow of some pictures she had of all the real artifacts that were found in his pyramid a long time ago. We also had a look inside a tomb and we got to prepare a mummy for burial in one of the activities!! We looked at our alphabet and compared it with  Egyptian hieroglyphics. We saw that the ancient Egyptians used pictures of objects, people and animals to write down their language. We also got a chance to crack an ancient Egyptian code (which we managed to do successfully!!). Please check out the top link called Egypt on Miss Flaherty's class page or the History & Geography page for some more wonderful activities about ancient Egypt.

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