Religious Practices of Ancient Egypt
Sixth grade students have been studying ancient Egypt. As they learned about the daily life of the ancient Egyptians, the students discovered that religion was the focal point of their lives. To conclude this unit of study, the students researched the religious burial rites of the ancient Egyptians and worked in groups to make Lego creations of pyramids, canopic jars, funary boats, burial chambers and sarcophagi. Using their research and photos of their creations, each group created a slide presentation which they used to teach their classmates about their projects. Some students were inspired to create additional Egyptian models at home!