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Model Boat: Life After Death Choose and create objects needed for a productive afterlife in ancient Egypt.
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Mummy Case: Symbol Collage Recognize and compare symbols and their meanings on a mummy case with those in students’ everyday lives.
Amenemhet: Symbolic Patterns Identify patterns and what they represent on an ancient Egyptian wall fragment.


Alexander Coin: Rulers for a Day Design and create foil coins with images that symbolize students’ imaginary leadership in the ancient world.
Cycladic Figure:Ancient Abstraction Explore Abstraction through an ancient Greek sculpture and by creating self—portraits using geometric shapes.
Amphora: Herculean Heroes Identify and compare Herakles’s heroic qualities to those depicted in students’ portraits of their favorite heroes.


Mosaic Floor: Modern Mosaics Create individual mosaics to decorate the classroom.
Fallen Warrior: Self-portrait Shields Create individual shields that depict important events and facts in students' lives.
Hadrian: Portrait of a Ruler Create a full—length portrait of the Emperor Hadrian that conveys his role through attributes.
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