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Lesson Plans


Sarcophagus!

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Eggplant49 (Eggplant49)
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 21:31:33 EST


I, too, have my students make full-size mummy-cases. It is a lesson I borrowed
from the book "ARTSMART". I have the 4th grade doing it and it is a project
that every child looks forward to...even the cool 8th graders still talk about
it. My students work in pairs, but before we actually work on the
sarcophagus...we draw "like Egyptians" <profile face, front view shoulders,
side-view legs....> adding the kohl-ed eyes and wigs, clothing, etc. My lesson
on hieroglyphs involves the students creating their own picture alphabet and
putting their names on an individual cartouche in their own picture writing.
(Everyone loves to "read" the cartouches to see who made the mummy-case.).
Last year I traced the tallest teacher in our school (6'4") and made my own to
guard the art room door! It is a long-term lesson, but each step is met with
such enthusiasm! I wish I could come up with a project for each grade that
would generate so much learning and excitement!!! <Pop art paper sculptures in
6th grade comes close....>
Lynn in NJ