Students Make Egyptian Obelisks and Peek-Inside Sanctuaries
You know me: I love a great project and Carmella Van Vleet’s book, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself, is full of them. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time or resources to try everything I want to in class. I’ve found the next best thing is to offer the ideas up to students as extra credit projects.
During our recent unit on Ancient Egypt a few students took up my offer and made obelisks with floral foam and spray paint, or a peek-inside sanctuary with a shoe box. The really neat thing about the sanctuary is that they were able to add the sarcophagi they made earlier
, thus extending the lesson.
Holes are put in the top of the box to let light in, and the box is lifted to view the inside through a side hole, like looking into a tomb. It’s awesome! I like that one of my students made sure to even nicely decorate the side with the viewing hole, adding to the Egyptian feel.