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Desert rocks are sprinkled in a sea of sand, but one day they'll be sand themselves. Watch the effects of wind on the desert biome and entice your students with these breathtaking images.

New Review Egypt

From pharaohs and pyramids to the mummification process, this packet is a fantastic resource for studying ancient Egypt! Worksheets not only review key terms and practices that are foundational to ancient Egyptian culture, such as religious beliefs, writing, architecture, etc., but also include a range of engaging, interactive activities.
Students use the internet to research topics on Ancient Egypt. They practice using new vocabulary and identify the types of food they ate and clothing they wore. They explain the role of the Nile as well.
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 explore the challenges of building a thriving human civilization in a desert environment. They design new technologies to assist people living in the desert.
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 spend time examining pictures from different books on Egypt and the pyramids. Using construction paper, they draw what they believe the desert looks like based on the pictures. To end the instructional activity, they use watercolor paint to color their drawing.
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.
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 explore ancient Egypt.  For this world history Egypt lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation depicting people and geographical landmarks of ancient Egypt.  Students contribute information about the pictures based on prior knowledge, and the first portion of a KWL chart is completed.
Students locate Egypt on a map and identify its physical features.  In this Egypt lesson, students discover that in addition to the pyramids, the desert, and the Nile River, Egypt has been the birthplace of many other amazing innovations. 
Students use the Internet to gather information on Ancient Egypt. They describe the role of a pharaohs and what they wore and ate. They discuss why the Nile is important to the region and examine hieroglyphics.
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.
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.
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.
Students explore daily life in ancient Egypt. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt. Students compose fictitious journals based on their findings.
After reading the Magic Tree House book Mummies in the Morning, learners talk about Ancient Egypt. They identify the plot, characters, setting, etc., explore vocabulary terms, and construct a pyramid. This will motivate your class to learn about Ancient Egypt.
Students study the geography and resources available to the ancient Egyptians and create a multimedia tour that demonstrates this learning to others.
In this ancient Egypt worksheet, students complete a 20 question multiple choice pre-test about Egypt. Each of the 20 questions is written on its own page.

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