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Ms. Amato from Redwood City CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pharaohs, Hieroglyphics and Pyramids!

Help me give my students books, papyrus from Egypt, and art supplies like pastels and permanent markers to do Ancient Egyptian art.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

My students are middle schoolers at a K-8 school . They are creative, hard-working and come from all walks of life. They love learning and their enthusiasm for education is inspiring to see. Since my students are becoming teenagers it is really exciting to see how they embrace their individuality, but also how they are fearless in the face of adversity. They want to stand up for what they believe in. They want to have their voices heard against racism, sexism and prejudice. They want to make a difference. Please help them recognize the power they have to lead this next generation!

My Project

Ancient Egypt is a fun topic for my sixth graders, but it becomes so much more memorable when you get to make art!

The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.

While studying Egypt we will read and write about what we learn. We will play games and act out skits. We will also learn about hieroglyphics and learn to write our names. Students will get their own piece of papyrus, just like they'd have in Ancient Egypt for their hieroglyphic writing. That's why I'm asking for books to draw Egyptian hieroglyphics, and permanent markers to draw on the papyrus. Another project we'll do it a silhouette art project where students will draw Egyptian pharaohs in pastel. We need special metallic pastels for this project as well as construction paper to mount these art projects. A third project we'll do is create the Egyptian game of senet which is a dice-like game. We'll need the modeling clay and large popsicle sticks for each child to make their own game set. These experiences will really make Ancient History come to life and be meaningful!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $7.63 3 $22.89
Pantheon • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Sargent Art 32-2007 Gallery Oil Pastels, Assorted Metallic • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Set 10 Egyptian Papyrus Paper 12x16in (30x40cm) - Ancient Alphabets Papyrus Sheets-Papyri for Art Project, Scrapbooking, And School History - Ideal Teaching Aid Scroll Paper- By CraftsOfEgypt • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.46 2 $14.92
Cleopatra: The Life of an Egyptian Queen (Graphic Nonfiction Biographies Set 2) • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Gift for Kids, 24 Colors Modeling Magic DIY Super Light Clay, Air Dry Clay, Non-Sticky and Non-Toxic Scented • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
400 BC: The Story of the Ten Thousand: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Karlash Jumbo Craft Sticks 6" Length (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Psyche & Eros: The Lady and the Monster [A Greek Myth] (Graphic Myths and Legends) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth [an Egyptian Myth] (Graphic Myths and Legends) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Egypt Coloring Book For Adults: Egyptian Coloring Book of various designs filled with stress relieving patterns. (Coloring Books For Adults) (Volume 10) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fun with Egyptian Stencils (Dover Stencils) • Amazon Business $1.99 4 $7.96
Ancient Egypt: An Adult Coloring Book with Famous Egyptian Mythology, Intricate Egyptian Artwork, and Relaxing Architecture Patterns • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Turtle of Oman • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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