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6th Grade Students Visit Albany Institute of History and Art, Create Replicas of Ancient Egypt Ushabtis


(Dec. 14, 2016) Ichabod Crane's 6th grade attended field trips to the Albany Institute of History and Art during the first week in December. Students visited the Ancient Egypt exhibit and saw three real mummies from ancient times. Each 6th grader also created an ushabti, a small magical statue that will do chores for them in their afterlife.

In Ancient Egypt, ushabtis are buried with mummies to do chores for them in the afterlife. The students picked a chore they did not want to do and created their ushabti to do that chore. Most popular was homework and dishwasher chores.

"They made a lot of homework and dishwasher ushabtis!," said 6th grade teacher Tracey Gold.

This project has been supported by a grant from Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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