Title/Description: Ancient Egypt
Level: Middle/High School
Duration: One 45-minute class period
Historical Overview: Hieroglyphic symbols
Goals and Objectives: To introduce printmaking and carve and print hieroglyphic stamps
Vocabulary: Hieroglyphics, cartouche, papyrus
Materials: Safety cut carving blocks, linoleum knives, papyrus, wood dowels, ink brayers, stamps, pads, alphabet charts, block printing press, tape
- Anticipatory Set: Show examples of Egyptian tomb paintings from Cleopatra and King Tut.
- Have students write their names in hieroglyphs using hieroglyphic charts.
- Cut out linoleum with the Egyptian alphabet to make cartouche.