Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 2) – Beyond the Pyramids: Egyptian Explorations
What a great day of learning and excitement in ancient Egypt. We went more deeply into history by adding important dates to our timeline and discussing the implications of major events all the way back to 3100 BC! We experienced the powerful ideas of a primary source document by reading aloud together an ancient verse, “Poem to the Nile”. We introduced another unique system: Egyptian agriculture. We will discuss that more on Wednesday as we express our understanding of the interactions of the elements, inputs and outputs. We built a shaduf which you hopefully can see on Friday morning during our Open House at 9:00am. Finally, we began our understanding of ancient Egyptian languages by writing in hieroglyphs (and using reeds as writing tools) and learning the importance of the Rosetta Stone (discovered in 1799 AD). You may reinforce our learning today by asking your child to share their name in hieroglyphs. Tomorrow we will introduce the Egyptian number system and also a reasoning model as we examine languages facing extinction. We’ll also use more of our “senses” to experience life in ancient Egypt.