As part of a yearlong interdisciplinary project that weaves together ancient Egypt and opera music, fifth grade students took a trip to the Egyptian Art wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, on Tuesday, November 12.
During their visit, the students went on a “treasure hunt” to find an artifact that represents the Egyptian god or goddess that each of them will be developing into a puppet character in their visual arts class. In English class, students are beginning to write a story using these characters. In music class, they will be using this script to transform it into a libretto. At the end of the year, these efforts will combine to become the original puppet opera that takes place in ancient civilization.