For our Ancient Egypt unit study, we did a series of chalk drawings for our main lesson books. I drew a scene on the chalk board, then the kids drew it in their main lesson books. Each drawing accompanies an narrative entry based on a lesson we did for this unit. We use a Waldorf inspired curriculum using the main lessons as our unit studies. We read passages from Living Books (Charlotte Mason educational philosophy), followed by chalk drawings, narrations, and hands-on projects.
Small mounted chalk boards, Sargent Art Chalk Pastels, main lesson books and color pencils can be found at Waldorf Supplies.
Inspiration for drawings came from these books:
Source information on Queen Nefertiti came from Landmark Books The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne.
All books can be found at Rainbow Resource.
Don’t know what a main lesson book is? I’ll show you what a main lesson book is and how to make a main lesson book. Want to learn how to make a pencil case for your color pencils? I can show you how!
Duration: drawings usually take 20-40 minutes
Level: Intermediate (the drawing book really helped achieve success with this drawing)
You can find the reversible mobile chalk/dry erase board on Amazon.
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