Subject: Math, Social Studies
Lesson Length: 45 mins
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.