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 activity.

Know Before You Start: 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.)


  • Have students compare their classroom size to that of three famous Egyptian monuments and make a comic about it. 
    • Panel 1: Should include the size of their classroom in Egyptian cubits and either feet or meters.

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


  • Compare answers as a class.


  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Provide a printed copy of the sample comic.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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