SCRIPTS OF AFRICA - Native Writing Systems of Africa
Africa has produced numerous native scripts. Today only Ge'ez Alphabet is in modern usage. A script is not only a technology for writing the spoken word, and hence a vital form of communication. It is also a cultural symbol of a people and their identity. The mere sign of Arabic language carries the power of Islam and the Arab/Muslim people. Every time we see Amharic written we see the might of Ethiopian culture. A script is powerful political symbol used all over the world to show national…
Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution | Activity | Education.com
Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!
Write Your Name in Hieroglyphs
Write Your Name in Hieroglyphs: To teach students about hieroglyphs from Egypt, use this printable phonetic hieroglyphic alphabet. Simply print and hang in your classroom. It's a very easy bulletin board! Available in color and black and white.
OM 5 Science has us learning about astronomy. In our study of early, practical applications of astronomy by the Egyptians, we learned about sundials. One assignment required Thing 3 to make a sundial and try to tell time with it, checking himself against a clock. It was difficult at first, but he got pretty good at it fairly quickly. We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, Thing 3 went out and marked the hour with a stone. This…
Chinese Slat Book
The slat book was the first kind of Chinese book, make from slats of wood or bamboo and cord. This type of book is the reason that Chinese writing is done from top to bottom, rather than from left to right like Western writing. The books were rolled up and easily for storage.
MIA: Playing Catch Up
Hey everyone, I'm very sorry for my absence from blogging. I am right in the middle of finishing up 9 weeks of maternity sub plans!! (I only get 6 weeks of maternity, but because my 1st baby surprised us 3 weeks early, I have to be ready just in case.) I have a bunch of stuff I want to share with you, so please accept my apology for being gone for so long. Follow along as I play a game of "Blogging Catch Up!" * * * * * Rachelle just shared her awesome Substitute Survival Kit (which I love…
Ancient Egypt Fact Cards
A set of 24 A5 printable fact cards that give fun and interesting facts about ancient Egypt. Each fact card has a key word heading, making this set an excellent topic word bank/ word wall as well! Visit our TpT store for more information and for other classroom display resources by clicking on the provided links.
The Boston Massacre... Reenactment In My Class!
We are learning about the Revolutionary War- such an interesting, engaging unit for my third graders and one of my very favorite to teach. This is such a high interest topic and my kids always really get into it. Earlier this year I had read one of the Alvin Ho books and in it the kids play Revolutionary War at recess, so of course I have even had some kiddos playing Revolutionary War at recess! I knew that this super simple activity would be a big hit! As we got ready for Social Studies…