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The Great Pyramids of Giza

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Geography

Science

History

Students will explore the mystical pyramids and learn how and why people have build such magnificent tombs for their pharaohs.

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Submitted By: Yunus Emre Calik

December 21, 2016

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

Learning Objectives

  • Learns about the ancient Egypt culture
  • Finds out ancient arthitectural methods of Egypt
  • Search about famous pharaohs
  • Research for the reason behind building Pyramid shape tombs
  • Increases communication and collaboration skills

Guiding Ideas

Its good idea to create mysterious environment at class before introduce the activity. Starting with very short documentary will arse their attention. Than announcing students as an explorers of Pyramids most likely increase their motivation. Guiding them to make research before starting to build is crucial.

Some useful information about pyramids : http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/

Street view of pyramids of Giza and very useful information: http://goo.gl/TvVoT3

 

Student Activities

Students need to make comprehensive research about ancient egpyt if they are not familiar with. Than its useful to share tasks of building pyramid. Building pyramid is not anly about creating triangular prism. They need to learn about the interior structure of pyramids. Later on by protecting proportion they will build 3 pyramids of Giza.

Using this 3d website will give them some understanding about pyramids of Giza: http://giza3d.3ds.com/index.html

 

 

Performance Expectations

Students may use camera tool in Minecraft to create digital portfolio of their works and create Office Mixes that explains detailly.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

External References

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