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Sixth graders complete a variety of activities surrounding the study of Egypt. They create a PowerPoint presentation on how the pyramids were built and cartouches with hieroglyphics out of plaster of Paris. They put on an Egyptian Festival for lower grades.
Sixth graders engage in a variety of assignments and activities surrounding Ancient Egypt. They pretend they are archaeologists on a Pyramid dig and create a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow "archaeoloists" on their findings.
In this ancient Egypt learning exercise, learners read a 1-page selection about the civilization and examine a map of the region. Students outline the information that they read. 
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.
Students examine the culture of Ancient Egypt. In groups, they focus on a topic of interest to them and create a HyperStudio presentation. Using a CD-ROM, they locate Egypt and the Nile River on a map and rotate between centers around the room.
Students brainstorm prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt, locate Egypt on map of Africa and on world map, watch King Tut film, discuss term biography, and map geographical information mentioned in stories and documentaries about Ancient Egypt.
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.
In this Ancient Egypt instructional activity, students read a 2 page article on Ancient Egypt, answer 3 statements as true or false and choose which multiple choice answers best answers 3 questions/statements.
In this ancient Egypt worksheet, 6th graders use maps in chapter 5 of a Houghton Mifflin text to label items on an outline map and answer a set of 10 related questions.
Students explore literature genres. In this myths and legends instructional activity, 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.
Sixth graders explore the Ancient Egyptian civilization. They draw and label important features of Ancient Egypt.
In this map of Egypt instructional activity, students label the cities, bodies of water, surrounding countries and color the map according to the directions.
Students explore Greece. In this introduction to ancient Greece lesson, students locate and circle the names of the bodies of water surrounding Greece, then underline the names of important cities in Greece on a world map displayed on a Smart Board. Students define and discuss key vocabulary, then write it in a notebook. This lesson is appropriate for high school special needs students studying geography and world history.
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.
First graders examine cuneiform writing from a stone tablet, then write a simple sentence using pictographs. They analyze various examples of Egyptian art, construct a model of an Egyptian boat, and create a class painting using glyphs from each student.
Second graders research Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece activity, 2nd graders survey the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Greece. Students discover stories of Greek mythology and explore the beginning of the Olympic games.
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about North Africa. Students then respond to 4 short answer questions and complete a graphic organizer.
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.
Second graders explore world history by writing newspaper articles. In this Greek history instructional activity, 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.

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