Which pharaoh in Ancient Egypt is worthy of a "Lifetime Achievement" award? How about the "Family Guy," "Tough Guy," "Bob the Builder," or "Middle School Drama" awards? In this PBL activity, students research one of the Egyptian pharaohs, and prepare for and hold a fair where they convince visitors to vote for their pharaoh in the different categories.
Students are divided into groups representing some of the pharaohs of Egypt. They are provided various resources to research their assigned pharaoh. Then, students create a booth and 3D object that will be used in the fair.
Materials provided for the following pharaohs:
On fair day, you can invite administrators, specialists, teachers, students, and possibly even parents to visit the different booths. Students will use what they have learned about their pharaoh and their persuasive skills to convince the voters to vote for their pharaoh.
This activity is highly engaging and motivating, and is definitely one of their favorite activities every year. No matter what curriculum I am teaching, I always incorporate this strategy. Kids get to practice a variety of skills and use their persuasive skills on an authentic audience. We are creating 21st century learners!
Included in this product are:
- PowerPoint presentation to introduce the product to your students
- Teacher Guide
- Research worksheet
- Websites that can be used for research