Ryan School Sixth Graders Discover Egypt
Students from the school offered a presentation, modeling Egyptian Jewelry and wigs.
The Ryan School sixth graders got lost in Egypt last Thursday and Friday when Paulette Morin presented her "Having Fun with Pyramids and Pharaohs" to the eager 11 and 12-year-olds.
Part of Morin's Fun with Science Programs, the presentation provides an integrated dynamic approach to exploring ancient Egyptian life. The hour long program focused on jewelry, clothing, wigs and the process of mummification.
Morin engaged the students through power-point presentation, storytelling, an examination of reproductions of Egyptian artifacts and student participation through the modeling of Egyptian jewels and wigs. The presentation also coincides with the fifth grade curriculum studying Egypt.
The youngsters marveled in fun facts like the thick black line that athletes wear under their eyes can be dated back more than 3,000 years to a practice Egyptians used to help block the illuminating sunlight. Perhaps the most exciting part, was the 16 students who had the opportunity to wear some of the precious jewels ad wigs for a majority of the presentation.