In History class, our 6th graders are learning about Egypt and the importance of the Nile River. To show what they have learned about Egypt, the students were asked to write an Ode to the Nile. They embraced this task with gusto and produced unique and beautiful poems. Here is an example of a poem written by one student.
Ode to the Nile
Oh, the great Nile, the queen of Egypt
Your hair makes the fertile delta
Your mouth in the mountains
Gives gallons of water and you,
Grow to be 4 thousand miles long
5000 years old and will grow forevermore.
You give this empire it’s fame.
Oh, how does the great Nile
Make desert into farm,
On the Egyption plain?