Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Columbus City Schools, Dr. Brad Lepper, friezes, Ohio Historical Society
Author: Doug Buchanan, COSI Education Programs Marketing Manager
COSI is inviting Columbus City School sixth grade classrooms to participate in COSI’s Lost Egypt student artwork contest! Sixth-graders in the twenty-four Columbus public middle schools are being invited to create their own piece of Egyptian artwork. Each sixth grade classroom is invited to create a tomb frieze on butcher paper provided by COSI – similar to the amazing art that ancient Egyptians created for many of the tombs uncovered by archaeologists.
In ancient tomb friezes, Egyptians were shown carrying objects of great value to them; accordingly, students are being invited to draw themselves carrying objects that they value. The contest’s grand prize is a visit to the winning school by a real archaeologist: Dr. Brad Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society! Dr. Lepper will present an assembly about the archaeological profession to the entire sixth grade of the winning school, and will spend additional time speaking directly with the students of the winning classroom. The winning entry will also be displayed at COSI!
All entries must be received at COSI by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 1, 2009. Judging will take place at COSI in early May. For details, please contact Doug Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org.