ANCIENT EGYPT RESIDENCY PROGRAM

for Judaic or General Studies Classes

Special Focus:

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION

OR

GENESIS 37 THROUGH EXODUS 15 (WHICH FALLS THIS YEAR DURING THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 21, 2013)

These are the chapters of Vayeshev through Beshalach.  The stories from these chapters are also discussed on Passover.

Click here to read a quote on the importance of art history for religious students, by Rabbi Chaim Brovender.

This 5-part session enables your students to delve deeply into life in ancient Egypt.  Our time together will be meaningful and will speak to all kinds of learners in your classroom, due to the fact that many types of media will be utilized in our study.   This exciting residency will provide a developmentally-appropriate environment through group learning, and hands-on, visual experiences.  For Jewish students, it will enable participants to make connections in their learning when reading the parshiot (chapters) of the Torah, studying the Passover story, and the world of ancient Egypt (which they study about in their general studies classes).  All of these serve as strong foundations for future Judaic and General Studies learning. Of course, this program is also a natural enhancement of curriculum in almost any school, and has been utilized as such for over 15 years!

Appropriate for elementary, middle school and high school students in Judaic or General Studies classrooms.

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 Torah text to ancient artifacts from the Museum of Cairo, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Oriental Institute in Chicago, IL.   Our slide shows will be discussion- based and 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, chariots, flora and fauna of the Nile River, and much more.  Students will be amazed at how these ancient artifacts directly relate to and give greater meaning to the study of the Israelites in ancient Egypt and or course, the stories of the Torah. 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-tailored for our schools, so special requests regarding Egyptian themes are always accepted and accomodated.

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.

Additional $200.00.

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

Cost for 5-session program:  $2, 750.00.

 Number of classes per program:

2  (36 students maximum)

Set-up:

Week 1 and week 5:  covered desks (waterproof) and floor (tarp is OK).  ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED.

Weeks 2, 3, and 4: darkened room, outlet, white board or screen, table on which to set digital projector.  If you already have a digital projector in your school or classroom, please let us know.

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 Lauren Perlman at (847) 220-0325 or lauren@mummiesandmasterpieces.com

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