Exploring Ancient Egypt and Global Goals

This week was full of activities exploring the civilization of ancient Egypt. The students worked in groups to complete tasks ancient Egyptians would face with an ultimate goal of building the pyramid for their pharaoh. The group’s pharaoh would manage the year’s grain supply and trade bags of grain for supplies. The other students were the pharaoh’s subjects and had to use the supplies to complete a variety of tasks. Some of the tasks were designed to keep the empire running smoothly, while the other tasks helped the pharaoh reach his or her goal of building the pyramid. Over the course of a few days, the students had to work together and manage their time to get the tasks completed. Check out the pictures below!

Constructing the pyramid!

Constructing the pyramid!

Creating temples to honor Imhotep the physician

Creating temples to honor Imhotep the physician

The soap statues were a big hit!

The soap statues were a big hit!

Posters for recruiting members to the Egyptian army

Posters for recruiting members to the Egyptian army

Soap statue of Set

Soap statue of Set

Discussion was vital for success

Discussion was vital for success

More ramps

More ramps

Trying to make a ramp for the moving of stone blocks

Trying to make a ramp to move stone blocks

Carving statue tributes to the gods!

Carving statues as tribute to the gods!

Building artifacts out of play-doh

Building artifacts out of play-doh to place in the pyramids

During MMUN this week, the students from Ms. Sarah’s class and ours came together to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, commonly referred to as the Global Goals. In September 2015, world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These consist of 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years; end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. We set up stations around the classroom to allow the students to learn more about these 17 Global Goals. Afterwards, we discussed how each of these goals related to the MMUN various problems the are researching and will be discussing during the MMUN conference this year. 

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A list of the 17 Global Goals

A list of the 17 Global Goals

 

What a great week full of learning and fun!

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