APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz.
- Oct. 31, 2019
-- The sixth grade students at Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction recently studied ancient Egypt. In addition to traditional instruction about the building of the pyramids, geography and commerce, the students had the opportunity to mummify apples and create a replica of a sarcophagus (a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription)
to hold their mummy.
"It's one thing to learn about the contributions the ancient Egyptians made in science, architecture, farming methods, mathematics and writing, and another thing to create an experience that resonates with students," said Phyllis Bellemare, principal at FPES. "This hands-on project of mummifying an apple and creating a sarcophagus was a unique way to apply authentic and effective learning methods in a fun and creative way."
Named for the renowned four-peaked ridge of the Mazatzal Mountains, Four Peaks Elementary School staff and students embrace the pioneering spirit of the region while welcoming newcomers to join them in their pursuit of excellence.
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