Wiki Activity Module

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The purpose of this page is to illustrate one way a wiki can be used to collaboratively create a student activity. For this demonstration a fictional user has posted their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license. That initial material serves as the starting point for other editors to modify the activity in a variety of ways (specifying links to the OLPC Library and other educational resources, adding their own scholarship, suggesting ties into other activity modules and lesson plans). The result is a generally improved activity that also showcases the applicability of wikis for use in teaching knowledge and skills across the multiple academic disciplines of curricula.

Contents

Activity Module: Ancient Egyptian Mummification

Content Classification

Subjects: History | Cultural Studies | Religion | Africa

Grade Level: Primary

This activity can be used in conjunction with the Geography Activity Module: Creating a Model of the Nile River Delta and with the Literacy Module Activity Module: Learning Egyptian Hieroglyphics towards the implementation of a multi-disciplinary curriculum about Egypt.

Goal / Purpose

In this activity, students will learn a rudamentary proceedure for mummification in the Ancient Egyptian style. The activity is to mummify a chicken.

Materials

one chicken from supermarket
rubber gloves
zip-lock bag
paper towel roll
salt
baking soda
olive oil
rosemary
gauze

Procedure

You will need to wear gloves for this activity!

Remove the neck, liver and gizzards from the chicken.
Place each organ in a separate zip lock bag.

Thoroughly wash the chicken, inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels.
Make a mixture of ½ salt and ½ baking soda. Fill the inside of the chicken with the mixture.
Place the chicken in a zip lock bag. Completely cover the chicken with the salt and baking soda mixture.

Change the mixture every 5 days for 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, change the mixture every 10 days.

After 45 days remove the chicken and rinse with olive oil.
Rub rosemary on chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
Wrap the chicken with gauze and decorate.

Resources

British Museum Aegyptica Copyright Trustees of the British Museum
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Mummy Site for Educational Use with Attribution. No Modification of Materials.
Animal Mummies at the Yale University Peabody Museum


Activity Module: Creating a Model of the Nile River Delta

Content Classification

Subjects: Geography | Africa | OLPC Country: Libya

Grade Level: Primary

This geography activity can be used in conjunction with the Activity Module: Ancient Egyptian Mummification towards the implementation of a multi-disciplinary curriculum about Egypt.

This geography activity can be used in conjunction with other geography activities to provide an in-depth knowledge of environment and ecosystems:
Activity Module: Rivers of the World: Amazon
Activity Module: Rivers of the World: Huang He
Activity Module: Rivers of the World: Peка Волга


Goal / Purpose

In this activity, students will build a model of the Nile River Delta with a variety of common materials, and evidence an understanding of the surrounding geography by including and labeling all important features.

Materials

aluminium pan
aluminium foil
sand
soil
coffee stirrers
paper

Procedure

In this activity you will be making a model of the Nile River Delta.
You will be responsible for creating and identifying the following:

a. Mediterranean Sea
b. Nile River and it’s flow
c. Libyan Desert
d. Arabian Desert
e. Red Sea
f. Fertile Ground along the Nile River
g. Farms

Suggestions:

1. You will be given a tin pan and other items to make your model.

2. It will be helpful to make the bodies of water first. Use the tin foil to make these.

3. Then use the sand to create the deserts, the soil for the fertile ground.

4. Each item above needs to be in the model and identified using the coffee stirrers and paper.

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