For the past few weeks Mrs. Johnson’s 6th grade class has been working hard on creating an Ancient Eygyptian exhibit for the O’Fallon Historical Museum. Along with studying the many elements of Egyptian society, students took a closer look at items that may have been found in Egyptain tombs.For their project, students then had to create their own ancient artifact based on the information that they researched. The students worked extremely hard to replicate a tomb like King Tut’s and did a great job in arranging and displaying their many artifacts.
The students made artifacts such as; King Tut’s Shoes, Hieroglyphics, Mummy pets, hats, Ankhs, pots, pans, jewelry, flails, gongs, arrowheads, masks, curses, spears, and papyrus. Each student put in much time and care when creating their artifacts and they all came out looking great. It took about four weeks to complete this display as a whole. It was interesting to see what the students could come up with with just a bit of clay, plaster, cinnamon dough, paper mache, beads, and tubes. Mrs. Johnson chose this project as an opportunity to give the students something to do that was more hands-on. With everything being virtual and all online right now, this was a unique activity for students to test their creativity much differently!