Interactive Egypt – Student Examples

Feb 3, 2006 by

As promised, here are the examples of the project I’ve dubbed “Interactive Egypt.” If you didn’t read my post earlier in the week about the project you can catch up here. Otherwise this was a project designed to have the students create a usable interactive presentation that could be put on display at a museum, like the kind of digital displays that are increasing common in most major museums. While I don’t have any plans to share this first round with anyone outside of the school, I thought it might be fun to find a local children’s museum (we have one in the neighboring town) and see if it would be possible to put the students’ work on display at the museum for a special exhibit.

These are just a few examples from varying levels of abilities to give you a good picture of what they produced. I didn’t think it would be fair to just show you the high examples, and rest assured that some of the more “less than complete” projects received marks that were appropriate for the state of their presentation. I also have a rubric that I used, which I think needs retooling to include grammar and sentence structure for the next presentation.

Rubric I used to grade the project – Interactive PowerPoint Rubric

Examples of presentations:

Gods & Godesses

Mummification Presentation

Pyramids

Ancient Egyptian Writing

Mummies

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  1. jetech3

    Your students did a wonderful job. I love the real-world application you attached to this project. Even if they don’t make it to the children’s museum, by giving your students an audience for their project (besides you and their classmates), you have tapped into much more than basic research on Egypt.

    This is a great idea. I can’t wait to use it with the human body unit!

    I really enjoy your site. Thanks for taking the time to share with the world!!

  2. Ben

    I’ll make sure to pass along your praise to my students, they’ll love to know someone outside of our school enjoyed their work. We spent an entire week on research, and then another week just putting the presentations together, and I was really happy with how many of them came out.

    I think I’m going to arrange some time with the fifth grade classes in our building when they can view my students’ work, and give my sixth graders a chance to “show off.”

    Good luck with your human body project, that should be a real fun one with all of the different systems and organs that kids can click on. If you need any online resources for the project please don’t hesitate to pop over to the forum and ask.

  3. Thank you for making these available. My son is going through a stage of being fascinated with ancient Egypt and he really enjoyed the presentations. Although they are quite short, the struture (as in the presentation about mumification), is really good. Why? How? The stages… I really thought it was well done and answers the questions that children are most inerested in (in my experience, why did they mumify their kings and queens).

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