Saturday, January 16, 2016

Studying Egypt

So, it has been a while since I last posted about the activities we have been doing in class. We have been studying ancient Egypt for about a month now, and presently students are writing an essay about an important Egyptian pharaoh or monument. The children have learned about the geography of Egypt, as well as events from the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, and New Kingdom, time periods into which Egyptian history is divided. We have also taken a look at Egyptian hieroglyphs, and learned a few. Students in Flex class were even able to write their names in a royal cartouche using hieroglyphics. Soon students will be learning about the ancient African kingdom to the south, Nubia, and will complete a timeline displaying the chronological history of ancient Egypt.

The end of the second term is quickly approaching. Please check online with Synergy, and with your student to make sure they are up to date with their assignments. The essays students are writing are due this next Thursday, Jan. 21st. We are working on it in class, but students can also work from using Google Docs online if they can’t complete it in class.

Below are some pictures of students working on their cartouches in Flex class.