I'm linking up with Farley of Oh Boy 4th Grade for May's Currently.
We are continuing our ancient civilization studies with Egypt. The students were VERY excited we were moving on to mummies, pyramids and hippos.....as in, watch out when you sail along the Nile for the hippos and crocodiles! :)
Several years ago, I won a Playmobil grant and earned the Egypt collection. After "traveling" to Egypt through Google Earth (visit my wiki learning pages to download that journey!), viewing 2 pop up books (Tomb Hunters and Ancient Egypt), and watching a Brain Pop Jr. video on Egypt, students had a pretty good grasp on what the geography and area were like.
The kids had a BLAST recreating what it would have looked like, and we created our desert out of brown bulletin board paper and the Nile from the blue (complete with student drawings of hippos and crocodiles!). Had to share...turned out too cute!
If you ever have a great idea using Playmobil products, please look into their grant! You create a lesson plan and they usually select 6 winners each year. I believe this year is over, but keep it in mind for next year. There is more information on their website under "education" I believe.