Speeches and Sailing Trips
This week in project time, students finished up their first drafts of their speeches. We will be editing those next week, probably mostly at home.
We also started a sailing trip down the Nile River. (No really, we did, although they were completely unimpressed at my pink duct tape boat.) Sigh. However, we learned a bit about Egyptian pharoahs and some of the things they did. We even filled out a Venn Diagram comparing U.S. Presidents to Egyptian pharoahs and were a little dismayed that one of the differences we could point out was that there were female pharoahs. 4000 years ago.
On the "boat trip" we visited a couple of archeological sites and learned about them. Students wrote postcards demonstrating what they saw and learned. We have more places to sail next week!