Each year, as part of the study of Egypt, second-grade students make maps of Egypt using homemade dough!
This year, the creative process was spread out between students Zooming at home and those few on campus, socially-distanced, at Trinity's Educational Oversight Day Camp. Campers are supervised as they watch their teachers online and then they do their schoolwork. In this case, the schoolwork was the creative and slightly messy map project.
Mrs. Bednar, teacher's aide, was with the student pod and she shared, "I had so much fun interacting with the students. The salt dough maps made Egypt come alive!"
Second-grade teacher Miss Kahovec said she Ioves the “hands-on” project as it's a fun way for students to learn the geographical locations of important landmarks in Egypt. The students had fun and expressed a lot of joy when making their maps. We learned about the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt by Pharaoh Menes. We labeled Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt, Memphis, the Red Sea, the Nile River, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Bella said, “My favorite part about the maps of Egypt was spreading out the dough!” and Charlie said, “It was easier than I thought and my dough was not too sticky.”
See gallery of photos here.