Moses in Egypt

This week we learned about Moses being raised as an Egyptian. (Exodus 1:15 - 2:23)

The students and I then studied the Egyptian culture and discovered what the people of Egypt believed. Among other things, they worshiped over 160 god and goddesses. We also learned that the black eyeliner Egyptians are so famous for was originally used to reflect the sun off their faces; just like foot ball players do with the black lines under their eyes.  Over time, this practical use of eyeliner turned more to that of a beauty and religious  focus.

Pre-K thru 1st Grade

The work below was done by our Pre-K thru 1st grade student body. I provided interesting King Tut coloring sheets for our Pre-k'ers; then I led the Kindergarten and First grade classes through a "directed line drawing" assignment in which we folded a long sheet of vanilla, sulphate paper in half lenghtwise. We then drew half of an Egyptian face (in the same way one would draw half a heart on a folded piece of paper and cut it out to make a "symmetrical" heart.) using black oil pastel. We then folded the image in on itself and rubbed the paper until the symmetrical image appeared on the left side of the page. The students then traced over the lines, and colorized the entire work. Their results we AMAZING!

 

 

Click an image to see the whole piece

31944428_10155449210243085_131164946850381824_n
31944428_10155449210243085_131164946850381824_n
31919477_10155449210368085_5353472448639533056_n
31919477_10155449210368085_5353472448639533056_n
31913754_10155449210383085_7804705980633055232_n
31913754_10155449210383085_7804705980633055232_n
31913855_10155449210363085_7847662671569616896_n
31913855_10155449210363085_7847662671569616896_n
31902056_10155449210553085_265058666812538880_n
31902056_10155449210553085_265058666812538880_n
31841838_10155449210373085_7667409620075282432_n
31841838_10155449210373085_7667409620075282432_n
31841988_10155449210543085_3151622825433890816_n
31841988_10155449210543085_3151622825433890816_n
31870324_10155449210533085_601717852948398080_n
31870324_10155449210533085_601717852948398080_n
31882893_10155449210248085_5962312624380051456_n
31882893_10155449210248085_5962312624380051456_n
1/3