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Technology Meets Ancient History

Ancient Egypt is a subject theme studied by sixth grade students at OMS.   Researching the rich culture enables students to practice a variety of skills including reading, writing, science and social studies.  Bev Lewellen and Emi Beagarie also found a way to incorporate technology lessons.  They asked their students to study a specific aspect of Egyptian history and create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation for their classmates.  The results were impressive.  Students were able to utilize color, graphics, photography, maps and text to explain their topic.  The students were also required to provide a bibliography for their work, referencing where they obtained their materials.   The students' grades were given based on their research, the quality of their PowerPoint presentation and their oral communication skills.