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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.
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.
In this ancient Egypt activity, learners read a 1-page selection about the civilization and examine a map of the region. Students outline the information that they read. 
In this geography research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to locate the name of and information about the sea that lies between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.

New Review Six Day War

Learn about the diverse perspectives involved in the Six Day War by having learners examine and annotate presidential speeches given by the three nations—Egypt, Israel, and the United States—at the heart of the conflict and producing visual representations of their readings.
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.
In these activity learning exercise for The Prince of Egypt, students complete a combination of true/false, sequencing, short answer and matching questions for chapters 10-12. Two activity pages are followed by an assessment page.
In this ancient Egypt activity, 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.
Sixth graders explore the Ancient Egyptian civilization. They draw and label important features of Ancient Egypt.
In this map of Egypt worksheet, students label the cities, bodies of water, surrounding countries and color the map according to the directions.
Students watch a video about Moses and the Ten Commandments; participate in discussion; create a replica table of the Ten Commandments, or create a picture illustrating the parting of the Red Sea.
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.
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.
Seventh graders explore the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa. In this geography skills lesson, 7th graders write historically accurate picture books pertaining to Mansa Musa's pilgrimage from Africa into Asia.
Intended for a Christian audience, bible study, or home-school setting, this activity has learners analyzing the significance of the ten commandments in today's world. They consider the commandments themselves, discuss their historical and societal impact, then create a list of commandments that should govern todays society. An interesting activity if presented in the proper context for the proper audience. Note: Not intended for a public school setting.
Students explore the Book of Exodus. In this religious studies lesson, students watch the video "The Book of Exodus," and discuss the story of Moses and the Hebrews. Students examine the 10 commandments and then write their own rules for morality.
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.
Seventh graders are challenged to create a picture book of the pilgrimage of West African ruler Mansa Musa. It integrates social studies skills and methods with geography as students imagine they are traveling across Africa into Asia with Mansa Musa.
In this Time For Kids  "Wildfires and Egypt" worksheet, students use a map and key to answer 5 questions about U.S. wildfires, then compare Egyptian life to the life of an American student.

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