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Tombs and the Afterlife
Students design a tomb, create a model of it, and complete a short written assignment explaining the design and contents of the tomb. They study the concept of the afterlife and the importance of pleasing the gods and goddesses.
Students discover facts about ancient Egypt and find information and pictures of structures in Egypt. They write a story using as many hieroglyphic symbols as possible. Stories are made into a display on bulletin board.
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.
This lesson plan template aligns with the TechnoMummy curriculum and resources, but includes great ideas to use without the curriculum. During this lesson on Ancient Egypt, students will become Egyptologists and learn about ancient artifacts.
Ancient Egypt Timeline
In this Ancient Egypt timeline worksheet, students use the blank unlabeled timeline to show major events in Egyptian history.
New! Screaming Mummy Mystery
You cannot enter the afterlife without your name, or so says Egyptian theology. In "Egypt Unwrapped: the Mystery of the Screaming Man," the National Geographic Channel follows researchers as they attempt to unwrap the mystery surrounding Unknown Man E, an Egyptian mummy buried in an unmarked sarcophagus. Fun for world history sleuths and budding forensic scientists.
Islamists Prepare for Egypt's Election
Wether your class posts a blog response or simply answers these questions, they'll end up more informed about Egyptian politics and conflict. They read the attached article and then answer seven comprehension questions regarding Hosni Mubarak, Middle East conflict, and the Egyptian election.
New! Engineering an Empire - Egypt (Part 4/10)
The title, "Smiter of Barbarians," reveals much about how Snefru financed his many building projects. Part four of this series looks at the attempts of Snefru to perfect pyramid building techniques. His monuments, including the Bent Pyramid, proved to be the link between the engineering of the step pyramid of Djoser and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
New! Engineering an Empire - Egypt Part 10/10
The History Channel's "Engineering an Empire" concludes with a focus on Abu Simbel. Animated reconstructions contrast with the current appearance of this massive monument, built without computers or cranes by Egyptian engineers.
New! Engineering an Empire - Egypt (Part 2/10)
Your world history class might be interested to know that the early Egyptians had the first interstate highway system. Part two of "Engineering an Empire," looks at canal and harbor construction on the Nile that permitted transport of people and goods across the empire. Designs used to construct the first pyramids are also examined.
New! Engineering an Empire - Egypt (Part 8/10)
Amarna, the first planned city on Earth, was designed to be the new capital city of Akhenaten's kingdom. Part eight of this series focuses on the building techniques engineers developed to meet the pharaoh's shortened timeline.
Students examine the global impact of the Egyptian uprisings. In this current events lesson, students watch video clips and read articles about the role of social and traditional media in the uprising. Students also discuss the role of the United States in the uprising and the implications for the rest of the world. Students then create their own political cartoons based on the uprising.
An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
Students locate Egypt on the globe or map and calculate the approximate distance from "home" and how long it would take to fly there. They predict what the climate would be using the newspaper or the Internet to see weather and temperature conditions.
Where in the World is Egypt?
In this geography worksheet, learners investigate the location of the continent of Africa and the country of Egypt by studying a map of the region. Students color the map and locate Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - Egyptian Geography
Sixth graders explore the Ancient Egyptian civilization. They draw and label important features of Ancient Egypt.
The Three Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt
In this World History worksheet, 6th graders identify that ancient Egypt is divided into four sections. They complete a chart where each of the four sections is broken down into specific time periods. Students write the historical period's name and what important event occurred during that time.
Hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt
In this social studies worksheet, students answer the questions that focus upon the general knowledge and purposes of hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt.
The History of Ancient Egypt Timeline
In this social studies worksheet, students create a timeline of the ancient civilization of Egypt. They use the example in the graphic organizer for the rest of the activity.
Social Pyramid of Ancient Egypt
Sixth graders describe the defining characteristics of major world civilizations from political, social, and economic perspectives. They compare and contrast the religions in terms of leaders, beliefs and locations.
Mysteries of Egypt
Learners watch a video about the mysteries of Egypt. They discuss philanthropic acts performed in ancient Egypt. They locate Egypt and landmarks on a map. They finally create a replica of an Egyptian artifact after researching the object.