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Explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt! Travel back in time to recreate scale drawings of the Great Pyramid.
Most pyramids of ancient Egypt were built during the Old Kingdom from about 2664 to 2184 BCE. The pyramids were burial tombs for ancient Egyptian pharaohs, queens, and nobles. Many treasures were buried with Egyptian nobility because they believed these items would be needed in the afterlife. Hidden chambers, passageways, doors, and dead ends inside were designed to foil robbers. Organize students into small groups in preparation for investigation the history of these marvelous structures. Prepare a variety of text and electronic resources for students to use during this study. Ask students to generate a list of questions they would like to focus on during this research.
Once research is complete, groups will organize their findings into a presentation format of choice to share with classmates. Each group will also create visual for their presentation.
Using Crayola® Colored Pencils, students draw the Great Pyramid to scale on a piece of white paper. To draw something to scale you must make a smaller unit of measurement represent a larger unit of measurement.
Find out about the inside of the Great Pyramid. Draw the inside view to scale as well.
Assist students as needed with locating an area of asphalt large enough to draw another, larger-scale drawing of the Great Pyramid, both inside and outside if there is space. Crayola Washable Sidewalk Paint will wash off with a garden hose or rain, but test a small area to make sure the paint does not stain the surface. Use the paint on areas that are at least 6 months old.
Student groups measure and plan their scale drawing(s) of the Great Pyramid to fit in the outdoor space. Use the Crayola So Big Brush and paint roller in the kit to paint a scale drawing.
Paints wash from skin with soap and water. Normal laundering procedures remove stains from most cotton, polyester, acrylic fabrics, and their blends. For best results, wash immediately in hot water. Do not use pre-wash products as they may set stains. Severe staining may require repeat laundering or all-fabric bleach.
Students present to small groups of classmates encircling their scale model of the Great Pyramid. Groups rotate until everyone has experienced the presentations.
Students remove the paint within 2 weeks. Wash surface with the water pressure from a garden hose. Light brushing with a broom or nylon brush may be necessary to remove some paint.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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