Last week, we went to the Surrey Museum for a workshop called "Ancient Buried Treasures." We got to participate in 3 different stations: making inferences about Egyptian and Greek artifacts, documenting artifact data, and a simulated archeological dig. It was fun to get out of the classroom again and get to learn what being an archeologist would be like.
Today, we practiced making inferences again by looking at images of Ancient Egypt. We've already discussed how the Nile River might have impacted Egyptians' lives in lots of ways - transportation, access during conflicts, fertile lands - so today we looked specifically at their food practices. Below are 2 of the images we looked at as well as Maya's inferences. We had to provide evidence for our inferences from the photos.
We are getting really good at making inferences since we've been practicing in Social Studies, Reading, and Science this year. This should help us improve our critical thinking once we get into collaborative projects. Stay tuned!
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