Subject: Math, Social Studies

Lesson Length: 45 mins

Topic: Measurement

Grade Level: 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Practice math skills and learn about Egyptian history at the same time with this exercise.

Know Before You Start:

  • This lesson works best as part of a study of Egypt.

  • Students should have an understanding of how to convert measurements.


  • Read and discuss the sample comic. 

  • Have students measure the classroom and convert that measurement into Egyptian cubits. (The measure from your elbow to the tip of your longest finger.)

Activity: Have students compare your  classroom size to that of three famous Egyptian monuments and make a comic about it. 

  • Panel 1: Should include the size of your classroom in Egyptian cubits and either feet or meters.

  • Panels 2-4: Should each include a famous monument and its size in either feet or meters, and Its size in Egyptian cubits.

Closure: Compare answers as a class.


  • Students can work independently, in groups, or with a partner.

  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Provide printout of the sample comic for student reference.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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