Our study of history is broken up into 4 distinct parts, which we rotate through every 4 years: Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Early Modern Times, and the Modern Age. This year, we are working our way through Ancient Times, studying the beginnings of civilization in the Fertile Crescent, learning about simple machines used in Ancient Egypt, and brushing up on some of Greek and Roman mythology.
As part of our studies of Ancient Egypt, our students were able to get some hands-on experience with mummification. Each grade entombed their own “mummy” (aka a specimen from the poultry section of the local grocery store), following a process that spanned about 40 days.
Mummies were named, wrapped with care (including some special jewels and ornamentation), and then finally laid to rest in a campus-wide ceremony. Much like the Ancient Egyptians would have done, the burial was attended by the entire community, as they mourned loudly and shepherded their mummies into the afterlife.
Rest in peace, mummies of ACS. You will be remembered fondly.
- Pharoah Imatuffphen of 1st Grade
- King Nugget of 2nd Grade
- King Cluckhenotep of 3rd Grade
- King Cluck-n-Kamon of 4th Grade
- King Cluck-n-Raw of 5th and 6th Grade