Thursday, September 22, 2011

Egyptian Scribes



In conjunction with our unit on ancient Egypt, the students had a chance to become a scribe this week.  Yesterday, they were asked to study a list of hieroglyphs and apply them to their first and last names.  They realized that even with our fancy pens, pencils, markers, etc., this process is difficult.  I told them to image just using a quill and some home made papyrus.  Better yet, using a stick to write on a clay tablet.  All in all, they had fun writing.