ANCIENT EGYPT RESIDENCY PROGRAM

for Bible or General Studies Classes

Special Focus:

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION

OR

GENESIS 37 THROUGH EXODUS 15 

This 5-part session provides an experiential way in which to learn about life in ancient Egypt.  Through developmentally-appropriate, hands-on and visual experiences, lessons are taught through multi modalities, thereby reaching and teaching all kinds of learners.  For children in religious environments, this program creates meaningful connections between Bible studies and general studies classes.

Session 1:   Hands-On Geography Workshop:  Life Along the Nile River  1 hour

With an opportunity to learn experientially and from each other, students work in groups to explore and discover a microcosm of geographical land, make predictions and view results of what life could be like living along the Nile River.  We will apply this knowledge in our upcoming sessions regarding decorative and functional art and its place in the Israelite era in ancient Egypt.  With clay models, water, miniature houses, flora and fauna, the students will design an ancient Egyptian environment.  Religious students will also begin their study of life for Moses, Miriam, Joseph, and the Israelites along the Nile River.

Session 2:  Slide show  45 minutes

Religious students will connect Bible text to ancient artifacts from the Museum of Cairo, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Oriental Institute.   Our interactive slide discussions will focus on functional and decorative ancient works of art relating to the Nile River, dreams, stored grain, bread, baskets, work (slavery), mud bricks, pyramids pharaohs, chariots, mummies, plagues,  flora and fauna of the Nile River, and much more.  Students will be amazed at how these ancient artifacts directly relate and give greater meaning to the study of the Israelites in ancient Egypt and stories from this time in the Bible. General Studies students will also explore the flora and fauna of the Nile River, decorative arts, pyramids, mummies, gods/goddesses, pharaohs and much more.  Our programs are always custom-designed for our schools. Special requests regarding Egyptian themes are always accommodated.

Session 3:  Slide show 45 minutes  (see description above)

Session 4: Slide Show 45 minutes  (see description above)

Session 5:  Art Workshop 1 hour

A reinforcement of what we learned in the previous workshops through an in-depth art experience.  Project depends on specific interest of the class.

Session 6: OPTIONAL.  Museum Visit  1 hour.

Includes gallery discussions, hunts, sketching and museum theatre techniques.

How to Reserve Your Program:  Due to the preparation time involved regarding our in-depth residency programs, reservations are required at least 3 months in advance of your preferred dates.

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING OUR EXCITING PROGRAM TO YOUR STUDENTS.

For questions or requests regarding other residency topics, please contact us at (224) 707-0067 or lauren.perlman@mummiesandmasterpieces.com