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School # 15

Ancient Egypt eBook

MAG’s eBook “Ancient Egypt”

Last month, Rochester City School #15 social studies classes read MAG’s eBook, Ancient Egypt: Exploring Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist” and later, had the opportunity to talk directly with Alex, himself, in their classrooms. Alex showed them how we learn about the past by carefully examining the objects people have left behind.

Before coming to MAG, each student had researched one object from the ancient world and prepared a short presentation and notes. Using their iPads the students then filmed each each other. The presentation has the objective of creating their own eBook of artifacts and cultures.

The students visited MAG with their teacher, Eric Williamson. One set began with our Docents, who showed them the art and artifacts of Asia and Europe, while the second group examined the artists and art styles of modern times with their art teacher.

They all ended up together in the Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome Gallery so they could film each others presentation.

Imagine sixteen reporters in the Ancient Egypt Gallery.

reporting on the Canopic Jars

reporting on the Canopic Jars

filming in the Gallery

“and in 3 … 2 … 1”

headphones to check the sound levels

using headphones to check the sound levels

Filming next to a Mycenaean Krater, 1275 BCE-1225 BCE

filming next to “Unknown”, Mycenaean
Krater, 1275 BCE-1225 BCE
#NBD

waiting to speak to Mr. Williamson

waiting to speak to Mr. Williamson

Reviewing the footage

reviewing the footage

We hope that we get to see the end results.

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