Monday, October 25, 2010

Becoming a Positive Digital Citizen

As a class we have begun making a wiki that revolves around the nine elements of digital citizenship.  Students were place in groups of three.  Each group is responsible for researching one of the nine elements and creating a page on the wiki to education others.  Our goal as a class is to finish and share the wiki within the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Today the students were assigned to research the daily life of ancient Egyptians.  Each group of 3 students was given 6 different roles to study.  They included: slaves, woodworkers/toolmakers, homemakers, farmers, children, and scribes.  The group is now creating a poster that depicts each of those groups.  Under each picture the requirement is to write a short paragraph describing that group's role in ancient Egyptian society.  They are off to a great start!
Students showing off their collaboration skills!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ancient Egypt, Mummies, and Canopic Jars

In social studies we are currently talking about ancient Egypt. A topic discussed the other day revolved around ancient Egyptians religious beliefs and mummification. We watched an awesome clay-mation video on   explaining the process. In addition we discussed how the process involved placing the organs of the person being mummified into canopic jars. I have invited the student to make their own canopic jars as extra credit, which will be due next week Wednesday (see pictures below). Click on  to access the directions.