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Ancient Egyptian Stelae: See Think Wonder

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Cultures +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Using the Project Zero Visible Thinking routine "See Think Wonder," this activity explores multiple stelae, or funerary markers, from Ancient Egypt. Through analysis of these stelae, students will gain an understanding of: the different functions of stelae, their common characteristics, and how they fit into the larger picture of Ancient Egyptian funerary practice and afterlife beliefs.

Keywords: stela, stele, steles, stelai, memorial, commemorative, inquiry strategy, archaeology

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Mystery Object 1

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Mystery Object 2

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Mystery Object 3

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

See/Think/Wonder: Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access