Each year, Long Beach Middle School’s sixth-graders convert the building’s library into a museum that brings their studies of Ancient Egypt to life. As the culmination of a social studies unit, classes displayed an assortment of projects on Dec. 18.
Students developed informative and visual works that portrayed aspects of Ancient Egypt while also incorporating other subject areas. They created “I Wonder Books” that demonstrated their knowledge of the subject matter and wrote Haikus, both of which tied into English Language Arts. They constructed three-dimensional models of the pyramids, afterlife artifacts and more. Other visuals illustrated papyrus, hieroglyphics, the mummification process, jewelry and sports representative of Ancient Egypt. Written summaries accompanied each project.
Sixth-grade classes had opportunities to tour the exhibit and view their peers’ work while taking notes on graphic organizers.