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Guild Students Get In Touch with Ancient Egypt
This past summer students from the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Guild School went out into the community, taking walks in Central Park, swimming at Riverbank State Park and exploring museums. They visited both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.
At the Museum of Natural History they took in the ocean exhibits, touching dolphin skulls and whale teeth and listening to the sound of the ocean. At the Metropolitan Museum, students went on a ‘touch tour’ of the museum’s Egyptian galleries, examining ancient Egyptian sculptures of pharaohs, gods and goddesses. They were particularly interested in the mummies.
The students prepared for their visit to the Metropolitan Museum by studying a time line, and reading about King Tutankhamen and his tomb. Guild School Classroom Teacher Christopher Russell, said, “My students have been studying Egyptian hieroglyphics, and by placing illustrated sheets on a light box they traced the symbols that spell out their names. Two of them, who have low vision, helped another student, who is blind, by making a raised outline of the symbols that spell his name.”