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The country of Egypt is more than just big pyramids and ancient pharaohs. After reading a brief overview of this African nation, young learners will demonstrate their understanding of the text by identifying the main idea and supporting details. Extend the activity by asking students to write short summaries of the reading passage. Add this resource into a geography lesson on Egypt, or use to further develop reading comprehension skills with informational texts.
Young scholars study about seven of Egypt's most famous pharaohs. They discuss leadership styles and draw conclusions about the success of each of these pharaohs. They, in groups, create a project about a pharaoh they studied.
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. It includes a full procedural schedule, examples, web links, and all related pdf files.
Students study the queens of ancient Egypt and how they influenced the lives of the Pharaohs and the common people.
Students research and discuss the pyramids, temples and obelisk of Ancient Egypt. They work cooperatively to build a model pyramid.
Students examine democratic values. In this current events instructional activity, 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.
Students discover details about ancient Egyptian funerals. In this ancient Egypt lesson, students compare and contrast modern funeral rites to those practiced by ancient Egyptians. Teachers may also access the suggested print and online sources to extend the lesson.
Students develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their item. Students draw a representative fashion and write an explanation of their drawing.
Sixth graders examine important information relating to Ancient Egypt while obtaining specific knowledge about ancient civilizations. In this ancient civilizations lesson, 6th graders read a chapter on Ancient Egypt, discuss and complete a 'Coat of Arms' worksheet, and explore websites dedicated to ancient civilizations.
Students make three dimensional maps of Ancient Egypt. They identify way the natural environment influences people's lives.
The learning activities in this lesson plan will teach students about Egypt. First, they will brainstorm what they already know, learn new facts about Egypt, make crowns, study and practice they Egyptian alphabet, and much more. These are activities would be a great supplement to any lesson plan.
In this ancient Egypt worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the civilization and examine a map of the region. Students outline the information that they read.
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." They analyze stereotypes in the film as well as how modern Egyptians felt about it. Multiple web resources are linked to each of the eight included lessons.
In this Ancient Egypt Trail learning exercise, students experience three different zones: Pyramid Zone, Sphinx Zone and Mummy Zone. Students complete each task requested along the trail including filling in the blanks of a paragraph and word search puzzle.
Students, 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. In addition, they fill out a chart on the objects they are critiquing.
Seventh graders examine ancient Egypt. In this ancient history lesson, 7th graders collaborate to research advancements made during the 25th and 30th centuries. Students create presentations regarding their research findings.
Students examine stories and myths about ancient Egypt through time. They investigate ancient Egyptian culture and belief systems, including the influences of geography on the beliefs and customs of the time.
Sixth graders are introduced to the basics of ancient Egypt focusing on the Nile River and the necessity of the river. The students work in small groups and become "experts" on the given topic and then present the information that was discussed and learned.
Sixth graders gain an understanding of the geographical and socio-economical changes of ancient Egypt. They develop their research skills as they visit a variety of web sites to explore the different aspects of the Ancient Egyptians.
Students begin with a piece of a puzzle that shows an artifact from ancient Egypt. They find others who have pieces that go with their puzzle piece. Students work in these groups to construct a relief map of the Nile River Valley.