Ross Lower School served as a temporary home to an Egyptian Museum, curated and assembled by the fifth grade class as their culminating activity for their studies of Egyptian history and culture. Each student chose a topic to research using library skills taught by Lower School Librarian Sinead Quinlan. They then gathered information to produce both an essay and an exhibit to be displayed in the museum. Visitors to the museum enjoyed seeing pyramids, maps, clothing, tools, weapons, makeup, and, of course, mummies, and were also treated to Egyptian bread and desserts. The fifth graders spoke confidently with visitors to explain their beautiful exhibits, constructed at home with help from their parents. Exhibit photos and student essays will be placed in the Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations Books, along with other work completed during the Egyptian unit of study.
For a glimpse into the variety of projects on display and their student creators, visit our Grade 5 Egypt Museum gallery.