Geography of Egypt Teacher Resources
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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.
Learners study the geography and resources available to the ancient Egyptians and create a multimedia tour that demonstrates this learning to others.
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
Students describe Egypt's historical, cultural and recreational sites and activities. They explain Egyptian customs and conduct; and apply what they have learned to create a travel brochure about Egypt.
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.
In this ancient Egypt activity, students read a 1-page selection about the civilization and examine a map of the region. Students outline the information that they read.
Sixth graders participate in visual art learning stations to learn more about early Egyptian civilization. Students learn about Egyptian life through art models and demonstrations such as tomb painting, pottery and a game. Finally, using the information they gathered from the learning stations, 6th graders generate a journal entry as if they are a child describing daily life in ancient Egypt.
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 research the computers for facts on Ancient Egypt and have knowledge on primary and secondary sources. In this Ancient Egypt lesson plan, students research Gods, Pharaohs, pyramids, temples, trades, and more.
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.
Here is a good cross-curricular lesson requiring middle schoolers to read about Egypt and determine main ideas, make connections, check understanding, draw inferences, and ask clarifying questions. It includes activities like an online scavenger hunt, concept mapping, and a learning frame. Each of these instructional strategies deepens reflection, recall, and understanding. Related documents and websites are included.
In this geography skills activity, students read a selection about the geography of ancient Greece and then respond to 6 essay, short answer, and graphic organizer questions based on the selection.
Seventh graders explore the geography of ancient Egypt using an interactive web site about ancient Egypt. They answer teacher questions and complete an interactive activity on the web site.
Students explore the ancient civilization of Egypt and explore the geography of and daily life in ancient Egypt; students conclude by writing letters describing one aspect of life in ancient Egypt that they find interesting.
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.
Young scholars investigate Ancient Egypt by examining photographs. In this Egypt History lesson, students research the Library of Congress and observe a PowerPoint presentation about the history of Egypt. Young scholars complete a puzzle together based on Egyptian images.
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.
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.