Children 's Museum Exhibit And How The Visitor 's Experience Will Resonate With Social Inequalities Of Ancient Egypt

1237 Words Oct 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Children learn best in hands-on experiences (Renwick 2004). The opportunity has arisen for a non-profit group to create a hands-on approach to teach children about social inequalities in ancient Egypt and give them a chance to experience a society where those injustices are overcome. The purpose of this paper is to describe the traveling children’s museum exhibit and to explain how the visitor’s experience will resonate with social inequalities of ancient Egypt and today.
The Children’s exhibit will include: an interactive entrance, a station to dress like a Pharaoh, a station to write in Hieroglyphs, a station to recreate architecture, a station to make a sarcophagus or mummy, and finally a gold room where the social injustices experienced will be remedied. At the entrance of this exhibit, there will be a white were there will be a single touch screen that has an image of a boy and a girl. Under the touch screen will be a spout. The child will then select which sex they resonate with and out of the spout will come silver tokens, four for a female and six for a male. The purpose of this beginning section is to show that in ancient Egyptian culture women were secondary to men (Robins 1993). After the children receive their tokens they go around the white wall to use those tokens throughout the exhibit to participate in the other sections. The purpose of the large wall is to force the children to physically turn away from the idea they just faced of sexual inequality. To…
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