The month of April in Grade 2 and 3 was dedicated to the study of the culture and life for Ancient Egyptians. Our Social Studies Curriculum includes a unit of study of an ancient culture to compare and contrast it to our lives today. We started the unit by collecting questions from the students for a "Wondering Wall". Throughout the unit the students tried to answer the questions that they had been wondering about.
Our school library has lots of books on the topic that we were able to borrow and we also had some videos on loan from the Department of Education. The internet also came in handy with some good websites that we could refer to. Mr, Donn's Ancient Egypt and National Geographic Kids were two of our favorites. We were also able to use Google Earth to see the pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt today.