5th Grade Egyptian Assignment

In our next assignment, we’re going to be doing some artwork based upon the artwork of Egypt.

front portraits egypt 4th grade

Above is some art from 4th grade done a few years ago, without the help of computers!


Your assignment starts below.

  1. Open up a google doc. 
  2. Give it a title of Egypt.
  3. Go to google images and open up a search for “Egypt”, or “Egyptian artwork”, or “ancient Egypt”  
  4. Find an image you like. 
  5. Set the cursor/pointer into the middle of the picture you want,  two finger tap  on an image you like, a dialog/options box should open, click copy image.
  6. Go to your google doc and right click on the doc and then hold down ctrl and click on the v.
  7. Below each image type old dynasty or new dynasty.
  8. After each image, type in a short sentence about why you chose this image or why you liked it. 
  9. Do this 10 times

By the time you’ve done the above you should have 10 images that you find interesting and a short comment about the image.

Would you like an example?  Here is a page with no words, but over 10 images about Ancient Egypt. I did this in google draw. 

Having trouble with the above method of grabbing a picture, try this: place cursor in the middle of image you want, hold down alt key, click the mouse pad, a options/dialog box will open up, click on “copy image”, then go to your google doc and hold down the ctrl key, click the “v” key.



Next task:

What is a hieroglyphic? Look it up and answer the question on the doc above where you pasted in all the pictures.

Let’s learn to write your own name in hieroglyphic writing:

You can try:


or  Hieroglyphic Typewriter  or Name Translator

Use your pencil and a piece of paper to sketch the hieroglyphics that represent your name.

After you’ve done your name, go take a look at your page of photos and sketch one that you find the most interesting. 

Below are some nice finished pieces that other students have done.  What do you think you can draw or paint that would be about Egypt and interesting to you?  Which one is your favorite?  Why do you like it more than the others?

ankh image 5th grade

3rd grade cat egypt image

egyptian sid portrait

egypt side simple portrait

egypt head marker on gold paper

colored mummies stacked up in grid

Below is a repeat from above, the above one will maybe have it’s own post.

DSCN8797DSCN8798Two years ago, Ms. Olivia did a nice Egyptian cat for the Egyptian project.




If you have finished the questions below the next thing is to look up the phrase: “simple perspective drawing”  or simple vanishing point perspective” and try drawing 1 or 2.

Maybe try drawing a cube or two or go right into drawing a small scene.  You don’t have to copy exactly, but you can use the drawings you see online as inspiration for your own drawing.

Use regular paper and pencil and DRAW LIGHTLY!  You can make your drawing darker, once you’ve figured stuff out.   You might want to grab a ruler from the drawer behind my desk marked “rulers”


We’re going to study drawing and, specifically, perspective drawing for the next few weeks.

First we’re going to learn some new words and who invented perspective.

Before you start the questions below, open up google images and type in the words, “perspective drawings”  Just look at the page. Then onto the questions below.

Answer all of the questions below on a google doc with the title perspective. 

  1.  Who invented perspective?
  2.  What does the word “perspective” mean?
  3.  What does the word “converge” mean?
  4.  What is a rhombus? Type in the definition and paste in a picture of a rhombus.
  5.  Who created the game, Minecraft and what country does he come from?