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RE: Groovy Project Ideas on Egypt

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From: Hillmer, Jan (HillmJan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 04:38:41 PDT


We did that, too, but had to toss the mummies 'cause we live in such a humid climate. The kids did love it, tho.
Jan

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From: Sandy Bacon [mailto:sbacon@ix.netcom.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 10:16 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Groovy Project Ideas on Egypt

When my fourth graders mummified cornish game hens, it was one of the
most exciting projects I have ever done. Sandy

Kathy Hughes wrote:

> I had my sixth graders this year recreate an Egyptian tomb at school.
> They did tempera batik tomb paintings(these were great), they
> translated their own names into hieroglyphics at an online website and
> then made cartouches on paper. They did clay canopic jars as well as
> two life size sarcophagus. The sarcophagus's (sarcophagi)?, were made
> out of cardboard but were 3D and stood up by themselves, the faces
> were plaster castings of two student volunteers and all the kids
> helped to paint them.

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