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1 TEACHER TIPS 3 ADVENTURE N U M B E R Buster s Egyptian tm Adventure Episode Description Much to his surprise, Buster discovers there s more to Egypt than just mummies and mythology. Buster s new Egyptian friends not only show him the famous sights of Egypt pyramids, camel rides, and a trip down the Nile but also invite him into their homes to experience the rich customs and culture of Egypt today. Buster is treated to a typical Egyptian breakfast, learns how his friends practice their religion, gets a lesson in Arabic, and meets an unusual pet a baby crocodile! Giza Egypt Aswan Cairo Before Viewing Explore Buster s world map. Use the map (or a wall map) to have a discussion about Egypt s geographic location. Ask students to: 1. Locate Egypt on the map and draw an arrow from the country to the matching postcard. 2. Locate their own country on the map and draw a star there. 3. Use their finger to fly across the map from their country to Egypt. 4. Use the Internet or a world wall map to locate Cairo, Giza, and Aswan within Egypt. Discuss what you know. With your students, create a K-W-L chart with three columns: 1. Know 2. Want to Know 3. Learned Fill in the first two columns, recording what they know about Egypt and what they want to know. After viewing the episode and completing the four activity sheets (see below), return to the chart and fill in the final column, what they learned. K W L Know Want to Know Learned After Viewing Complete the activity sheets. When your students have finished, discuss as a class. You may need to replay portions of the episode to help students recall some of the events. ACTIVITY 1 Buster and Friends in Egypt This activity helps students understand the similarities and differences they share with children from another culture.

2 TEACHER TIPS (continued) ACTIVITY 2 Egypt: Then and Now This activity expands students historical understanding by asking them to differentiate between ancient Egypt and present-day Egypt, a distinction emphasized in the episode. Extension: Have your students write their name or a short message in hieroglyphics, using an online site such as Hieroglyphic Typewriter ( or Guardian s Egypt ( ACTIVITY 3 Buster s Map Adventure Buster traveled in both the north and south of Egypt. In this map activity, students locate the four places Buster visited in Egypt: Cairo, Giza, Nile River, and Aswan. ACTIVITY 4 Postcard from Buster In this activity, students create a picture postcard for Buster, drawing something he saw or did in Egypt. They also fill in Buster s speech bubble with an Arabic phrase. Optional: Have students write a message and address the postcard, and then mail it to their family. Make More Connections (optional) Compare a related episode. Show students a related Postcards from Buster episode. In A Sense of Direction (Episode 102), Buster meets Farah, a Muslim girl who lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ask students to discuss the similarities and differences between what they learn about the Muslim religion in this episode and in Buster s Egyptian Adventure. KEY VOCABULARY Review these terms as you discuss the episode and lead students through the activity sheets. Ankh: an ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal life Aswan: a southern Egyptian city, located on the Nile River Cairo: the capital of Egypt felucca: an Egyptian sailboat Giza: the location of some of Egypt s most famous ancient monuments, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx henna: a dye for skin, hair, and clothing made from the henna plant hieroglyphics: ancient Egyptian system of writing hijab: a head covering worn by some Muslim women minaret: a tower that is part of a mosque, used to call people to prayer Nile: the longest river in the world Nubia: a region along the Nile in southern Egypt oud: a stringed instrument played in Egypt and other Northern African countries papyrus: a paper-like material, invented in ancient Egypt, that is used as a writing surface pharaoh: a ruler of ancient Egypt prayer rug: a small rug used by Muslims for prayer WATCH POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER ONLINE AT: PBSKIDSGO.ORG/BUSTER/VIDEOS Postcards from Buster is produced by WGBH Boston in association with Marc Brown Studios. Funding is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Weezie Foundation WGBH Educational Foundation and Marc Brown Studios. All rights reserved. All animated characters and underlying materials (including artwork) copyright by Marc Brown. Buster and the other Marc Brown characters are trademarks of Marc Brown. All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Used with permission.

3 Name ACTIVITY 1 Buster and Friends in Egypt Here are some of the friends Buster makes in Egypt. Explore the ways you are similar to or different from them. Fahrid Haya Ahmed A Visit from Egypt If Fahrid, Haya, and Ahmed came to visit you, what would you show them about your country? Fahrid is an inventor. He shows Buster a telescope he s invented and a sketch of a device that would let people jump over the pyramids! If you invented something, what would it be? Describe or draw it below. When Buster visits Haya, she shows him how she prays. Have you met someone from a different religious background? What religion was it, and what did you learn about it? Buster is thrilled when Ahmed gives him an Ankh as a present. What are some of your favorite presents? Who gave them to you?

4 " Name ACTIVITY 2 Egypt: T hen and Now Buster s friends Haya and Fahrid show him sights from ancient Egypt and share experiences from modern Egypt. Can you tell the difference? Cut out the images below and tape them on the chart. ANCIENT EGYPT (during the time of the pharaohs) pharaoh prayer rug minaret MODERN EGYPT (today) hieroglyphics pyramids Arabic writing the Sphinx hijab (welcome)

5 Name ACTIVITY 3 Buster s Map Adventure Fill in the blanks using the choices below. Then look for the matching number on the map and write your answer there, too. POSSIBLE ANSWERS: Cairo Giza Aswan henna oud papyrus Nile River 1 Where does Buster meet Fahrid and see minarets? 2 Where do Buster, Fahrid, and Haya see the pyramids and ride camels? 3 What river does Buster travel down on a felucca? 4 Where does Buster meet Ahmed and see a pet crocodile? 2 EGYPT 1 3 Your Egyptian Adventure! If you visited Egypt, what would you like to do? 4

6 Name ACTIVITY 4 Postcard from Buster Cut out the postcard and fold it in half. Draw a picture on the front from Buster s trip to Egypt, and have Buster say something in Arabic, using the vocabulary below. Then write a message and address on the back. To mail, tape closed and add a stamp. Vocabulary masalama: goodbye yala!: Let s go! shokran: thank you FIRST CLASS POSTAGE postcard "

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