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Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

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Lesson: HieroglyphicsVirginia SOLs:
2.1 The student will explain how the contributions of Egypt have influenced thepresent world in terms of written language.
Learning Objectives
Students will:•Recognize the written language of Hieroglyphics as a contribution of Ancient Egypt•Discern the similarities and differences between their own forms of writing/drawing and that of ancient Egypt
Describe the function of a scribe•Understand that hieroglyphs could stand for an idea or sound•Use hieroglyphics to decode and write
Materials and Advanced Preparation
Slide Presentation - HieroglyphicsHandout of Hieroglyphic symbols for each studentBookmark the Name Translator website
Hieroglyphics Worksheet
Hieroglyphics message sheet
parchment squares
wooden sticks, toothpicks
paint - gold, black
crayons, markers, black sharpie
Teaching and Learning Sequence
 Introduction/Anticipatory Set 
•Ask children what they know about Ancient Egyptian writing.•Use slide show to show and discuss examples of hieroglyphics.•Ask children if hieroglyphics look like our letters - how are they alike, how are they different?-in ancient egypt hieroglyphics could stand for sounds or ideas-discuss that hieroglyphics were not always written left to write like our writing, forexample they sometimes wrote top to bottom•Discuss the symbols of hieroglyphics while viewing slide•Discuss that Egyptians wrote hieroglyphics on the walls of tombs. Show slides•Ask students What did the ancient Egyptians write on? Show slide.-paper made out of papyrus reeds-walls of tombs, or pyramids, and monuments•Discuss the Egyptian cartouche. Show slide.
-Ancient Egyptians made cartouches for kings, queens, and other high-ranking people in
the kingdom. They were kind of like name tags.•Tell students that today they will get to learn more about hieroglyphics by decoding words andmaking their own cartouche out of clay with their name written in hieroglyphics.•Display a picture of a cartouche for reference
 Lesson Development 
•Pass out the hieroglyphics symbol sheet•Explain to students that they will first practice writing their name on the worksheet sheet usingthe hieroglyphics symbol sheet.•They will then form their clay into the shape of a cartouche
Then they will use the wooden sticks/toothpicks to carve the symbols into the clay
-remind students that the first letter should go on the top•Pass out parchment sheets and clay to each student and have them begin
- Have students write their name on the parchment, so they can easily tell which
cartouche is theirs.•Walk around and assist students as needed•When finished students may bring cartouches to a drying area.•Tell students that they will finish their cartouche by painting it tomorrow.•Pass out the worksheet with hieroglyphic words for decoding•Have students get out their hieroglyphic symbol sheet and decode the words•Walk around and assist students as needed•When everyone is finished, call on students to tell what each word is.
Ask students what they have learned about Egyptian hieroglyphs?
-what written language did Egyptians contribute to the world?
-How is it different from our written
language? What can you tell me about it?
-What is a scribe?
-what did Egyptians write on?•Have students add what they learned today to their KWL chart.
•During discussions do students participate and answer questions about hieroglyphics•Can they discuss what they have learned at the end of the lesson

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