Today I wanted to post about the opening of King Tut's Tomb. My smarties spent the month researching a topic of interest from Ancient Egypt. At school we worked on a research essay, and a museum card for the tomb. My students were required to create some sort of artifact at home that would represent the area of Ancient Egypt that they studied. I know I have already said it, but these kids were AMAZING!! The projects they created were AMAZING, and the tomb set up was also AMAZING!
Check out some the projects:
We set the tomb up in my teammate's room and invited parents to come in after school. Their child acted like a tour guide and explained all about the geography, economy, culture, people and legacies of Egpyt through the artifacts the classes created. We even had one student who did a Facetime presentation to his grandmother who lives out of state! It was an incredible learning environment. Projects like this always make me proud to teach middle school students. We are often labeled as the ugly step-child. We don't fit in an elementary setting, and we aren't mature enough for high school. But these types of projects, they are an incredible experience for our classes! Thank you for letting me share it with you!