What's Up Egypt?
Published on 2/7/2013
- 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.
Art / Design
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ICT for learning
Problem solving & innovation (creativity)
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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