What's Up Egypt?

Gold level

Published on 2/7/2013

Learning objectives

  • SS.6.W.2.4: Compare the economic, political, social, and religious institutions of ancient river civilizations.
  • SS.6.W.2.5: Summarize important achievements of Egyptian civilization.
  • SS.6.W.2.6: Determine the contributions of key figures from ancient Egypt.
Created for

Ages 11 - 13

Subject

Art / Design

Astronomy

Digital/Media Literacy

Environment

Geography

History

Language arts and literacy

Religious Education

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

World Languages

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Featured tools
Microsoft Powe...
Microsoft Word
Windows Movie ...
Windows Photo ...

flip video camera

Ipad2

Imovie

Itrailer

Windows Media ...

Nintendo Wii I...

Required hardware

PC

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Personalized learning

Independent study

Learning activity details

Over 80% of the students at Roosevelt Middle receive free and/or reduced lunch. I teach homeless students. I teach gang members. Yes, that is correct. I teach sixth graders who are also members of street gangs. These students deal with issues most students, thankfully, never have to think about. I simply cannot open up a textbook and expect learning to take place. Innovation is required.
In order to help my students gain a better understanding of life in ancient Egypt, we created a TV show about ancient Egypt. Using Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and video editing software, my students researched and created a morning news show style news program with news, weather, sports, cooking, lifestyle, historical, music segments. Students were able to compare and contrast ancient Egypt with today's society very well. In the end, they had a better understanding of what it would have been like to have lived during that time.

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