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Summer SAVY Session 5, Day 3, Beyond the Pyramids

Posted by on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 3:

Today we met our first guest speaker! She is an archaeologist who teaches at Florida Atlantic University. We met with her using Zoom. Before the visit, students prepared questions about archaeologists. Dr. Napora described her job to the students and then they asked questions. We learned so much from this expert in the field! This evening, you may wish to ask your child what they learned about this career!

The focus of instruction today was the written languages used in ancient Egypt. We learned that hieroglyphics were used primarily by scribes for religious and formal writing. Scholars believe only one percent of the population knew how to read and write hieroglyphics Demotic writing was the more commonly used written language. We learned about the Rosetta Stone’s significance in helping archaeologists understand the languages. Students took on the role of a scribe and wrote their name in hieroglyphics in clay using a tool. They will bring them home later in the week after the clay dries.

Due to the time in storm shelters, our instructional scheduled changed a bit. The lesson about math will take place tomorrow. This afternoon students learned about ancient Egyptian

inventions we still use today. Your child can share these with you. Tomorrow we will study ancient Egyptian math, mythology, Pharaohs, and government.