Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ancient Egypt is All Wrapped Up


I declare we are done studying Ancient Egypt for our first homeschool unit study. The kids have loved this unit, we've read a whole stack of books from the library, watched five documentary movies, done three little toy kits with pyramids to chisel apart or mummies to disembowel and embalm, took a fun field trip to a museum, and Carbon got to mummify an apple at camp and make a cartouche in clay with his name in heiroglyphics. We could maybe keep going, but it also feels like it's Enough.

I didn't have the kids make an end product - a notebook or report or poster - and I intend for unit studies in the future to end with a summarizing project. But we'll ease into that practice with our next unit study. (The kids just had their meeting to choose another topic and they agreed on "Asia". That's going to be a big one!)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun!
    It's funny... I bought the exact same modeling kit for my daughter--and we live all way down in Egypt.
    Guess it's a samll world after all :))