ERIC Number: EJ713638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Design a Book: A Quest in Ancient Egypt
Social Education, v69 n4 pM9 May-Jun 2005
This article describes a classroom project that combines creative writing, basic book design, and social studies content. During this project, the authors' seventh grade students research a variety of ancient Egyptian archaeological sites while reviewing course material from a unit of study on ancient Egypt, practice project management skills needed to complete an assignment that extends over several days, and learn some basics about the craft of book making. This article gives an overview of the project and discusses the pedagogy of guiding middle school students through its various phases.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Creative Writing, Social Studies, Student Projects, Time Management, Archaeology, Books
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt