Multi-Disciplinary Project in Grade 6
As part of the 6th-grade social studies curriculum, students studied the timeline of early human history and the features and capabilities of various hominid groups. They also learned about ancient Egypt, focusing on geography, social classes, certain pharaohs, and the process of mummification.
In Science and Design, students learned about human ancestors, specifically, the changing structure of the skull over time. Students created vacuumed formed skull profiles and then reverse-painted and labeled distinct anatomical features.
In art class, sixth-grade students chose an art project to create inspired by their Ancient Egyptian classroom focus. Resources from the art room were consulted for information: books, charts, lesson plans, teacher input, and images.
The finished products from this multi-disciplinary project were displayed in the Sandbox Multipurpose Room, and students from other elementary classes were able to view the gallery of Grade 6 work last week.
What an amazing example of a collaborative project, start to finish!