Geneva School of Boerne second graders bring history to life with their study of Ancient Egypt each year. They study the daily life, government leaders, religion, architecture, language, arts and recreation of the ancient Egyptians. A favorite project in which the students engage is learning about the mummification process. Each class experiences this process first-hand by mummifying their own “Pharaoh Chicken.”
“I love that the students get to create moments that are forever stored in their little hearts and minds. Seeing them present their research on Egyptian projects with confidence and poise affirms their dedication and hard work and makes history come alive,” second grade teacher Susan Naiser said.
In addition, the students take the Egyptian Team Challenge which is an exam over the curriculum they have studied. The top three scores in each class participate in one final competition which is considered the top honor in second grade.