One of the highlights of the 1st grade school year is learning about Ancient Egypt. Aidan's teachers told us at the open house back in September that when the students were asked what they were excited to learn about this year, most responded with "going to Ancient Egypt!". That means that these kids heard about this project when they were in kindergarten and were intrigued by it even then!
This 7 week project included learning about pharoahs, pyramids, the Nile and so much more! They learned how the pyramids were built, what people ate, how the slaves were treated and what civilization was like thousands of years ago. It's a part of the curriculum that Aidan really enjoyed and the kids did a variety of projects thru the 7 weeks which incuded making their own pyramid (Aidan made a Sphyinx below) and Nile and using paper mache to make pharaoh masks.
The culmination of all of this work came with a play that was put on this week. The kids worked really hard and you can tell! Aidan makes his appearance a little before 7 minutes into the video. Of course, with my luck, the video card ran out with about a minute left in the play so the last little bit is missing but you'll get the picture. To watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6XuOY039Z0.
Next up, the Mexican Aztecs!