Ancient Egypt

By: Ms. Lisa Richman
from Perelman Jewish Day School - Stern Center

Category:
Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, History, Ivrit, Tanach, Social Studies/History - Ancient Civilization

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
5th

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
5, 6, Elementary school, Middle school

When beginning the study of parshat Shmot, students recall that by the end of sefer Breisheet the Hebrews dwelled in Egypt. We are reminded in the first few verses of Shmot that Jacob and his family made their way to Egypt and that Joseph already resided there. As the story unfolds, a rich understanding text can be gained from learning about ancient Egypt and seeing how its culture and environment impacted the Hebrews.