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Young scholars, 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.
Students use maps, atlases, and Internet sites to learn about the geographic features and topographical features of Egypt. They compare and contrast the importance of the Nile River through the Pre-Dynastic, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, and Modern Egypt eras. Students design a booklet to compile information regarding the Nile River and its importance.
Provide your ESL or ELA pupils with some skills practice for identifying various kinds of pronouns. Comprised of 40 problems and broken into four parts, pupils first underline all the pronouns in each sentence, then identify them as personal, reflexive, intensive, demonstrative, relative, indefinite, or interrogative. Concepts covered here are advanced, so this resource would only be appropriate for secondary level students.
Second graders explore world history by writing newspaper articles. In this Greek history lesson, 2nd graders investigate the geography and society of Ancient Greece by utilizing the Internet as a research tool. Students collaborate with their classmates to create an Ancient Greece newspaper while each student contributes a single article.
Students explore literature genres. In this myths and legends lesson, students listen to The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher and add the names and meanings of the Egyptian gods and goddesses described in the book to their Word Wall. Students trace a picture of a god or goddess of their choice, then add describing words inside the tracing. Students continue work on a group newspaper project.
Seventh graders begin this lesson by viewing various maps of the Ancient World. As a class, they take notes on the changes of different areas in Europe and Asia as their teacher lectures to them. They answer questions about the geography and trade of each area to end the lesson.
Students explore the Ottoman style of poetry. They view a video, Suleyman the Magnificent, and view maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. They research the Ottoman Empire and keep a journal. They read various Ottoman poems and identify themes and images.