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Africa and Ancient Egypt

 

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We continued our cultural studies by investigating Africa and Ancient Egypt.  The afternoon children took a field trip to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology to learn more about Ancient Egypt.  https://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/  This was extra fun and exciting because we took the bus there!  A docent met our group and took us around the museum.

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We saw real mummies and tombs.

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We saw toys children used back then.

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We looked at shoes, jewelry and oil lamps.

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We looked a different types of pottery.

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We had a great time at the Kelsey museum.

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In the classroom we continued to explore and learn about Africa.  We borrowed a “Civilization in a Crate” so the younger children could also be exposed to Ancient Egypt.

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We also had many other African items to investigate.

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Another way to learn about other cultures is to taste some of the food. The children helped to make couscous one day.  They first chopped the veggies and added them to the couscous for a treat one day.

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Finally, Lori from Drummunity came to see us again!

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She showed us many different types of clothing and instruments.  The children were able to explore and Lori helped explain what these instruments were made of and how to play them.

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Here are links to us jamming out with Lori:

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Drumming Video 2015 1

Drumming Video 2014 2

Here is a link to Lori’s website: http://www.drummunity.com/

Thanks to Lori for coming out, to Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and to all the parents who went with us on the field trip!