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Lesson Plans

Re: Sculpture ideas

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Wed, 5 May 1999 17:20:07 EDT

When my daughter was 5, she went to a workshop at the Musuem of Man in San
Diego. They learned a lot about mummies. Then they went back to the education
room and made a small (about 9 inches) mummy out of clay and "dried it" in a
microwave, wrapped it in gauze and made decorated mummy case from oak tag.
The best part of the experience, in my estimation, was when she took me to
the exhibit and taught me about mummies.

Ever since then, the only way she and I can work on her homework is if she
"teaches" me :)

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

In a message dated 5 5 1999 10:22:52 AM, wrote:

<<I have just been asked to teach a summer camp for elementary students at
the museum. It is a great summer job, and we are lucky enough to have the
Egyptian exhibit up while my students are in class. I am supposed to
develop a curriculum for them based on the exhibit.

They will be working in plaster, clay, and any other materials I could
think of. In the letter sent to prospective students, the following
activities were presented: bas relief, plaster carving, and clay work.

My question--does anyone out there have great ideas to share for possible
projects that tie into the exhibit? I remember a previous discussion
on this topic before and I plan to consult the archives.