Stu­dents im­press with their un­der­stand­ing of his­tory

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

VIS­I­TORS to the Har­vey Li­brary can ex­plore an­cient Egypt with the help of Har­vey Pri­mary School stu­dents this week.

The Year 5 stu­dents are dis­play­ing 14 of the 28 dio­ra­mas they made while learn­ing about an­cient Egypt last term.

It was part of their fo­cus on an­cient civil­i­sa­tions at the school this year.

Teacher Shae Jo­vanovic said the stu­dents made a dio­rama, wrote a pa­per and per­formed an oral pre­sen­ta­tion on what they learned.

“It was a good mark­ing tool for us be­cause it showed us the depth of their un­der­stand­ing,” she said.

Stu­dents cre­ated dio­ra­mas show­ing pyra­mids, tombs, pa­pyrus and writ­ings, pharaohs, re­li­gious be­liefs and the Nile River.

Ms Jo­vanovic was im­pressed with the stu­dents’ work which showed they could learn in­de­pen­dently.

“This project blew me out of the wa­ter,” she said.

“They’re just such re­spon­si­ble learn­ers.”

Ms Jo­vanovic said the dio­ra­mas went on dis­play last week to the com­mu­nity and would be open to view for the next week.

Year 5 stu­dent Lily Anzellino shows what hap­pened upon the death of a pharaoh in her work.

Max Bon­ner de­picts the path of the Nile River with his dio­rama.

Pic­tures David Charlesworth

Year 5 stu­dent Gianna Bacich dis­plays her pyra­mid dio­rama.

Sofia Strauch shows the process of mum­mi­fi­ca­tion with her dis­play.

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