Jesus De Dios
Media Arts Teacher

Working with Hieroglyphs

Project Published 3/6/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

In this project students will learn and explore the origins of the ancient Egyptian form of writing (Hieroglyphs). They will have the experience of translating their names into hieroglyphs as well as create the illusion it was written centuries ago. Using Adobe Photoshop they will paint the symbols that generate the sound of their names inside a cartouche.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

Age Levels
1+ Day
Content Standards
Custom Standards
Speaking and Listening #5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen

·  Computer Hardware

·  Adobe Photoshop


·  Secrets of the Rosetta Stone (Video Documentary)

CC License
5 / 5 • 7 Ratings

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Mike Skocko

Posted on 4/7/15 7:13:03 PM Permalink

Jesus, the YouTube link no longer leads to the intended video. Are one of these the documentary you originally pointed to?

This resource fires the imagination. So many potential variations on your theme. Thanks!

Donna Dolan

Posted on 4/7/15 6:10:42 PM Permalink

Nice idea.Thanks

Jesus De Dios

Posted on 3/10/15 5:44:40 PM Permalink

Irene Manion

Posted on 3/10/15 10:04:46 AM Permalink

Your resources are excellent. This would provide any class with a wonderful insight into the ancient Egyptians and an exciting way to learn about hieroglyphics. Thanks for sharing.

Jesus De Dios

Posted on 3/10/15 5:45:56 PM Permalink

Thank you Irene :)