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From pharaohs and pyramids to the mummification process, this packet is a fantastic resource for studying ancient Egypt! Worksheets not only review key terms and practices that are foundational to ancient Egyptian culture, such as religious beliefs, writing, architecture, etc.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Springfield Podcasting Project: Ancient Egypt Talk Show
Sixth graders use both web and print resources to collect data on daily life in ancient Egypt. They use this data to write a script for an Ancient Egypt Talk Show which will be posted as a podcast. Note: This lesson is the culmination project that incorporates skills from an entire unit.
6th English Language Arts
Traders of the Lost Art
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learners, for five minutes, brainstorm everything they know about Egypt and archaeologists. Then,after analyzing objects (beads, glass bottles, statues, etc.) found at burial sites of pharaohs or queens at archaeological sites in Egypt, interpret the possible uses and meanings of those objects.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Here is a good cross-curricular lesson requiring middle schoolers to read about Egypt and determine main ideas, make connections, check understanding, draw inferences, and ask clarifying questions. It includes activities like an online scavenger hunt, concept mapping, and a learning frame.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Need a concise, well-constructed, and engaging overview of Ancient Egyptian civilization? Look no further, as John Green highlights the most important features and takeaways of this ancient civilization. The video discusses the importance of the Nile to Egyptian culture and agriculture, religious notions regarding gods and an afterlife, developments through the progression from the Old to New Kingdom, and the general longevity and permanence of the civilization as a whole.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Folk Music of Egypt and the Middle East
Fifth graders study Egypt and the Middle East through the use of folk music. In this early civilizations lesson, 5th graders correlate the music of a culture with the development of their society. Students research early Egyptian and Middle Eastern societies using folk music as their starting point.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Pharaohs, Pyramids and the World of the Gods
Your young historians will learn all about the pharaohs, pyramids, and gods of ancient Egypt with these informational text worksheets, each of which are accompanied by hands-on, follow-up activities.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: A Face to Remember
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis lesson. They research the art, culture, and beliefs of ancient Egyptians in regard to their use and creation of mummy cases. They write a compare and contrast essay that focuses on written versus visual information.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Egypt: Ancient Civilizations
A good way to cover ancient Egypt in a short amount of time, this presentation addresses the most important aspects of the mysterious kingdom. A list of relevant vocabulary words, as well as a short review activity at the end, help to reinforce knowledge of the Pyramids, mummification, and the most famous Egyptian Pharaohs in history.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Gender Roles in Ancient Egyptian Society
After reading about the legal status of women in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt and doing some additional research, your young historians will work in groups to develop short skits that reflect a typical gender-role related scenario that may have occurred in ancient Egyptian times.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Get "Wrapped Up" in Ancient Egypt
First graders enter the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. In these lesson plans, learners study the culture and lifestyles of the Egyptians. The look at photographs of artifacts and recreate some of these historical treasures themselves. The culminating activity has them act as tour guides through the ancient world as other classes of students who come in to view their hand-made artifacts.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Tunisia to Egypt & Beyond: Freedom & Democracy?
Students examine democratic values. In this current events lesson, students watch video clips about rebellions on Tunisia and Egypt. Students respond to the provided discussion questions and participate in a critical thinking activity on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History