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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.

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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.
Students explore the challenges of building a thriving human civilization in a desert environment. They design new technologies to assist people living in the desert.
Students make three dimensional maps of Ancient Egypt. They identify way the natural environment influences people's lives.
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 explore the history of ancient Egypt through research and Powerpoint presentations. They mummify a "chicken pharaoh," and write his/her life story.
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. 
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 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.
Students begin with a piece of a puzzle that shows an artifact from ancient Egypt. They find others who have pieces that go with their puzzle piece. Students work in these groups to construct a relief map of the Nile River Valley.
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.  In 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.
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.
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.
Second graders study the contributions of Ancient Egypt and China, which have had an impact on world history, with emphasis on written language, laws, calendars, and architectural monuments such as the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
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 worksheet for The Prince of Egypt, learners 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.
Middle schoolers explore daily life in ancient Egypt. In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt. Middle schoolers compose fictitious journals based on their findings.

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