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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonders of Ancient Egypt - Papyrus, Pharaohs, and Pyramids

Help me give my students colorful books about Ancient Egypt and art materials inspired by the pyramids, cats, mummies, and culture of the Pharoahs!

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families that struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

My sixth graders need books about mummies, pyramids, cats, and hieroglyphs to learn about the life and culture of Ancient Egypt. They will delve into these colorful books to read for pleasure and to research this influential culture. They will create a travel brochure advertising this fascinating lands. They will create a unique cartouche on the papyrus paper that represents their name and identity. My students will create prints of pharoahs and their cats using gold leaf and shiny paper to showcase the dazzling jewels and curios from this ancient culture. They will paint desert landscapes with the pyramids under a sky of sparkling stars and decorate the border with stencils and hierglyphs.

In 1998, Peter Stearns, from the American Historical Association, wrote "Why Study History" and asserted that history helps students become better citizens, is an important subject to teach students because history contributes to our moral understanding, provides a sense of identity, and helps us understand people and societies and how they relate to our own lives today.

Students who research topics such as Ancient Egypt will have a deeper understanding of what it means to be human and an increased awareness and appreciation for diverse cultures.

My students will benefit from this arts-integrated unit while working on sixth-grade literacy and history standards. The hands-on art projects coupled with the library of books about Ancient Egypt will enrich our classroom and the lives of my students. These books and materials will provide hours of discovery and magic to my students as they unwrap the mysteries and wonders of Ancient Egypt.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Cat Encyclopedia: The Definitive Visual Guide • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Sax Sulphite Drawing Paper, 80 lb, 9 x 12 Inches, Extra-White, Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
Strathmore 400 Series Artagain Pad, Coal Black, 12"x18" Glue Bound, 24 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.52 2 $19.04
Fun with Hieroglyphs • Amazon Business $18.81 1 $18.81
KODAMAA Premium Shimmer Art Craft Gold/Silver Metallic Paper, Multipurpose Cardstock Perfect for Festival Crafting, Printing, Gift Packaging (25 Sheets) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Egyptian Papyrus blank paper set of 10 Sheets for Art Projects scrapbooking album refill scrolls and teaching ancient hieroglyphic history 8x12in (20x30cm) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Everything Kids' Mummies, Pharaohs, and Pyramids Puzzle and Activity Book: Discover the mysterious secrets of Ancient Egypt • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
DK findout! Ancient Egypt • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt: Explore the Nile Valley Civilizations from Colossal Temples to Tombs Packed with • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
DK Eyewitness Books Cat: Explore the Fascinating Lives of Cats from Domesticated Breeds to Fearsome Felin • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Hieroglyphs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Speedball 10210 10210 Mona Lisa 2-Ounce Metal Leaf Adhesive Size • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Bememo 100 Sheets Imitation Gold Leaf for Arts, Gilding Crafting, Decoration, 5.5 by 5.5 Inches • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
National Geographic Kids Readers: Ancient Egypt (L3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Mummies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fun With Egyptian Symbols Stencils (Dover Stencils) • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

Materials cost

$203.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$254.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.95

Total project goal

$299.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$299.68

6 Donors

-$299.68

Donations toward project cost

-$254.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.95

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$0.00

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