Pyramids are not the only historical site Egypt is known for (you should know that). There are many other historical sites that make Egypt the beautiful country that it is. Of these places, is the legendary Moez Street, journeyed to recently by our American School Middle Schoolers.
The excursion took place on the 27th of February, where 7th and 8th graders were escorted by Mr. Damian Charpentier to Moez Street. The trip was conducted for the students to experience their Egyptian culture. However, the real reason behind the trip was to compare Ancient and Modern Egypt, and physically see how our culture has changed over the years (quite interesting huh?). Expectantly, the students enjoyed the market, and they got to buy lots of souvenirs. But that was not the only interesting part!
A project was assigned by Mr. Damian for the students that proved quite challenging.
Students had to take pictures of historical and modern buildings side by side, and they also had to take photos of something uniquely Egyptian and another that was foreign. Not only did they take pictures of static objects, but they also had to take shots of workers who assisted their communication skills and got them to meet new people. (Makes you want to become a Middle Schooler again, doesn’t it?)
Our students practically felt the history carried through their veins by their DNA. They indulged in the past and relived those ancient days imaginatively, and hopefully, they are now able to connect on a better level with their roots and history.
Work to get to where you need to go; but, never forget where you came from. Stand tall. Stand proud. Now, walk like an Egyptian.