For a day, Londonderry's North School takes on an Egyptian feel
Euan McRitchie, a third-grader at Londonderry North Elementary School, demonstrated his mummy-wrapping skills inside teacher Liz Anderson’s classroom on Thursday. The children, who have recently been learning about the lives of ancient Egyptians, enjoyed a morning of Egyptian arts and crafts, followed by a semi-authentic Egyptian feast. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
For the past month or so, students in Liz Anderson’s classroom have been absorbed in all things Egyptian, such as mummy making and writing their names in hieroglyphics. Earlier this week, they even got to travel to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to check out some authentic Egyptian artifacts.
Sure, the “golden” cups and plates were actually made of plastic, but with a little imagination the students found themselves among pharaohs and mummies.
O’Connell said she chose to decorate her jar with a clay-sculpted jackal, which in Egyptian times represented Anubis, the dog-headed god of the afterlife.
Maple syrup took the place of the traditional honey once used to sweeten ancient palates. Anderson explained that the pita bread the kids eagerly munched on was similar to the flat bread Egyptians used to bake in their clay beehive ovens.
“If we were really at a party in ancient Egypt, these folks would be your servants,” she told the students, flipping her Cleopatra wig out of her eyes. “This is how the rich people once lived.”
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