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First graders enter the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. In these lesson plans, learners study the culture and lifestyles of the Egyptians. The look at photographs of artifacts and recreate some of these historical treasures themselves. The culminating activity has them act as tour guides through the ancient world as other classes of students who come in to view their hand-made artifacts. Terrific!
Sixth graders examine important information relating to Ancient Egypt while obtaining specific knowledge about ancient civilizations. For 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.
Young scholars, 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.
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.