Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Sixth graders at Grace Episcopal Day School in Massapequa culminated their study of ancient Egypt by setting a museum-type exhibit in the main hall of the school. The students worked at home and in school to research many different aspects of ancient Egyptian culture. They learned about hieroglyphics by creating personal cartouches with their own names, carved statues of the Sphinx out of soap or clay, constructed pyramids, sarcophaguses and pocket dolls. Each student wrote a short report on the aspect of Egyptian culture that interested them the most.
Whether writing about Egyptian pharaohs, the pyramids or King Tut himself, the students were enlightened by the rich history and deeply interesting culture.
“The students found the mummification process to be the most interesting aspect of the culture,” said Pat Quinto, social studies teacher.