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Night At The Egyptian Museum
Posted 02/14/2018 02:45PM

The Class of 2024’s Grand Opening of its Ancient Egyptian Museum earlier this week was a smashing success! The Museum is the culmination of students’ work in Social Studies in the second quarter of “Becoming Historians” in which they approach the study of history through the lens of museum staffers.

Hosted in the Murphy Art Gallery and the Gathering Room, students served as tour guides to parents, siblings, and faculty members.

Ms. Samantha DiVito, History Faculty (and “chief curator”), said the sixth-graders created all of the images and artifacts themselves - including pyramids, tomb paintings, and clay relics. Cross-curricular connections were made with Theology and English classes.

One of the most popular displays was the English “book talk” exhibit, which included QR codes that launched visitors to student-produced films on novels set in Egypt.

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Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic private school in Reading, MA for Middle School and High School students in grades 6-12. We seek to cultivate the hearts and minds of our young students and provide an environment in which our students can successfully learn, grow, and develop beyond the classroom.

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