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1 Mummies and Pyramids Presented by: Mercedes Erhman Maribel Gonzalez Veneshia Gonzalez Karen Taylor

2 Summary This project enables students to travel back in time to ancient Egypt where they will actively engage in various tasks while learning about Mummies and Pyramids. They will be in constant communication with an expert via and eventually will share their findings through individual and group presentations.

3 Learning Objectives Students will be able to: Use a variety of methods and sources to understand the ancient history of Egypt (such as interpreting letters; and reading maps and graphs) understand the mummification process list three different types of pyramids read and organize information about ancient Egyptian civilization report their findings in a creative presentation Create a three dimensional Egyptian artifact

4 Learning Activities/ Group Structure Reading Books: -Mummies in The Morning, -Mummies and Pyramids. (Teacher Read-Aloud, Buddy Reading and Individual Reading) Reading info on the web: -EGYPT/Heiro/Pharaohs + Queen Mummification process/ pyramidconst. (Group and Individual) Writing - s to expert guide -Daily travel log entries -Diary A Day in the Life of Hieroglyphic writing: name/ Pharaoh-Queens name, decipher secret message. (Group and Individual) Speaking -Communicating with members of a group, oral presentation of chosen topic. (Group and Individual)

5 Learning Activities/ Group Structure [cont.] Listening: -listening to story read aloud (Mummies in the Morning on I-Pod). -Listening to the experts/archaeologists,etc. on web casts. -Listening to members/listening to presentations (Group and Individual) Viewing: -Web casts and DVDs (Group and Individual) Visual: -3-D project on topic of choice -Plotting information on map (cities/major landmarks/location of pyramids/tombs) -Design Cartouche with Pharaoh or Queens name. (Individual)

6 Viewing Webcasts DVD: 7 Wonders of Ancient Egypt Language Arts Components Reading Reading Books: Mummies in the Morning / Mummies and Pyramids Reading information on the Internet Listening Listening to story read aloud Listening to experts/archaeologists on webcasts Listening to group members Listening to presentations Visually Representing Plotting information on map Design cartouche with Pharaoh or Queens name 3-D project on topic of choice Writing s to expert guide Daily travel log entries Diary: A Day in the Life of _____ Hieroglyphic writing Writing project Speaking Communicating with members of a group Oral presentation of chosen topic

7 M odifications for VE/ LEP language learners and General Education Students This project is specifically geared towards LEP students. Differentiated instruction of the six Language Arts Group and Individual Projects where students are able to: –explore their topic of interest –use the language arts for meaningful purposes –demonstrate their learning in authentic ways. Other methods mentioned in the text to adapt instruction that are demonstrated in our WebQuest assignment to meet the needs of every student are: Text Sets Grouping patterns Visuals Background Knowledge Oral Language Computers Monitoring Tompkins, G. (2005). Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, 6th Edition. Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Instruction is beneficial for LEP, VE, and General Education students. Choices

8 Materials Maps of Africa and Egypt Books Discovery Classics: 7 Wonders of Ancient Egypt DVD Computers

9 Bulletin Board Idea The bulletin board includes: Mission Travel Logs A Map of Egypt for students to identify landmarks and plot pyramids A Teachers Clip Board where questions and instructions are posted for the student Index cards where students write their questions to an expert and the answers they received for all to see A timeline of Pharaohs and Dynasties

10 Evaluation/Assessment Observation of students Worksheets Oral presentation and 3-D artifact

11 References -Brandenberg, A. (2004). Mummies Made In Egypt. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. -Crosher, J. (1992). Ancient Egypt. New York: Penguin Group. -Griffey, H. (1998). Secrets of the Mummies. New York: DK Publishing, Inc. -Moses, B. (2001). An Egyptian Tomb. New York: Steck-Vaughn Publishers. -Osbourne, M.P. (1993). Mummies in the Morning. New York: Random House. -Osborne, M.P. (1998). Mummies and Pyramids. New York: Random House. -Reynolds, J. (2004). A-Z Egypt. New York: Scholastic Inc. -Shuter, J. (2001). People Who Made History in Ancient Egypt. New York: Steck Vaughn Publishers. -Thomson, R. (1995). The Egyptians. Chicago, Illinois: Childrens Press.

12 Annotated Bibliography -Brandenberg, A. (2004). Mummies Made In Egypt. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. This book contains the process that Egyptians take to prepare and wrap their dead to last forever. -Crosher, J. (1992). Ancient Egypt. New York: Penguin Group. This book describes life in the early days of Egypt. -Griffey, H. (1998). Secrets of the Mummies. New York: DK Publishing, Inc. This book discusses the Egyptian preservation of dead bodies and stories associated with Mummies. -Moses, B. (2001). An Egyptian Tomb. New York: Steck-Vaughn Publishers. This book describes the amazing life and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians through the mysterious treasures found in the tombs.

13 Annotated Bibliography [cont.] - Osbourne, M.P. (1993). Mummies in the Morning. New York: Random House. Jack and Annie are transported to ancient Egypt where they meet a long dead queen who needs their help. -Osborne, M.P. (1998). Mummies and Pyramids. New York: Random House. Join Jack and Annie as they research the world of mummies and pyramids and learn facts about them. -Shuter, J. (2001). People Who Made History in Ancient Egypt. New York: Steck Vaughn Publishers. This book contains life stories about ancient Egyptians. -Thomson, R. (1995). The Egyptians. Chicago, Illinois: Childrens Press. This book contains activities, crafts, and a history of Egypt.

14 Rubric Mummies and Pyramids Name: _________________________________ Exceptional SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Teamwork- Responsibility : Knows and completes assigned tasks Kept a clear record of most project requirements and deadlines. Made list of the work group members needed to do to meet the project requirements. Completed individual tasks on time. Kept a record of most project requirements and deadlines. Did not know or complete some of the tasks assigned by the team. Did not keep a record of project requirements or deadlines. Did not know or complete most of the tasks assigned by the team. Organization- Overview: Ready for class work Finished assignments on time. Came prepared with paper, pencil, notes, and trade books. Most work was done on time. Monitored progress frequently. Completed all required tasks on schedule. Most assignments finished on time. Usually had paper, pencil, notes, or trade books. Some work was not done on time. Rarely finished assignments on time. Often did not have paper, pencil, notes, or trade books. Did not use time well. Little or no work was done on time. Content-Creativity: Unique delivery Used student-created materials as well as existing material from other sources. Student devised a creative way to design or deliver the project. Information was factual but showed little student interpretation. Project based primarily on sample work. Student added one or more original ideas. Project was built from a template, designed only as prescribed, or was based entirely on sample work. Media-Variety of Types: Media types may include: print, audio, video, visual, Internet, experts, primary sources Used at least three different forms of media to convey information. Used two forms of media to convey information. Used only one form of media to convey information. Rubric Adapted from MyT4L Rubric

15 Self Assessment Mummies and Pyramids Name:_________________________________ Self Assessment I know what needs to be done and when it is due. I will do what is necessary to help my team meet our goal. I have my work done and I have all of my materials. My project delivers information in creative, interesting ways. My project uses more than one type of media to convey information. MyT4L Rubric


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