Geography of Egypt Teacher Resources
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Students study nine Middle Eastern nations to examine the region's geography, economies, religions, and systems of government. They attempt to explain current conflicts within the Middle Eastern region.
Students study the traffic issues that affect daily life in Egypt, and consider what that implies about the country and its people, by reading The New York Times Cairo Journal. They write descriptive pieces about places they have visited by examining them through the lens of one aspect of general life.
Create Ancient Egypt travel brochures. Research the culture of Egypt through the Internet and create an artistic travel brochure of the civilization. The final product is published for dispersal.
Seventh graders examine the relationship between physical and human geography. In this ancient civilizations lesson, 7th graders explore physical and historical maps to determine why humans inhabited particular environments.
Seventh graders explore the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa. In this geography skills lesson, 7th graders write historically accurate picture books pertaining to Mansa Musa's pilgrimage from Africa into Asia.
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece lesson, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer critical thinking questions about Greece. Students define democracy and relate to ancient Greece.
Ninth graders examine the importance of geography as it relates to significant events or periods in world history, especially that which pertains to Europe and the United States. They access websites imbedded in this plan to do their research.
Learners create Egyptian rulers trading cards. In this ancient Egypt activity, students research Internet and print resources for information regarding Egyptian rulers. Learners use the information to create trading cards and a classroom timeline.
Second graders explore the geography, holidays, important teachers, and inventions from China in the nine lessons of this unit. The results of their inquiries are expressed through a variety of products, writings, and presentations.
Students consider the significance of preserving monuments. In this ancient Egypt lesson, students research the building and conservation of ancient Egyptian monument. Students share their findings with their classmates.
Examine the avant-garde movement and artists who explore the ideas of the Situationist. The class view imaged of Ayman Ramadan's installation pieces, learn about modern-day Egypt, and research other artist who use art to express social or political ideas.
For this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about North Africa. Students then respond to 4 short answer questions and complete a graphic organizer.
Sixth graders read "Seven Daughters and Seven Sons" and examine aspects of Middle East culture and geography. They define vocabulary from the book and map locations described in the book.
Seventh graders explore the geography of Eastern and Western Europe. They compare and constrast the culture of Jewish people from Eastern and Western Europe. They analyze deportation and confinement in concentration camps, using personal testimonies.
Pupils explore the meaning of the term "material culture" and its role in piecing together the past. They research ancient Egyptian material culture and the style of ancient Egyptian art. They then reproduce a portrait in the manner of artists in ancient Egypt.
Students research how ancient builders overcame great obstacles to erect Egypt's Great Sphinx. They build their own models of the Great Sphinx and explain their work to other classes. In addition, they investigate the deterioration of the Great Sphinx over time and efforts made to restore the monument before brainstorming ways to preserve, protect, and rebuild it.
Students explore what modern artifacts can reveal about a culture. They explore how artifacts found in ancient Egyptian tombs can be used to paint a picture of daily life in ancient Egypt. Students discuss objects that represent modern culture and compare modern artifacts to those of ancient Egypt.
Students explore the differences in precipitation levels and elevation in the regions of the Nile and its source rivers (the White Nile and the Blue Nile) and explain the importance of the source rivers to civilization in Egypt.
Students consider what can be learned through the study of artifacts, focusing on those of ancient Egypt. They research famous ancient Egyptian sites to prepare for the development of proposals for exhibits in a fictional museum.
Seventh graders are challenged to create a picture book of the pilgrimage of West African ruler Mansa Musa. It integrates social studies skills and methods with geography as students imagine they are traveling across Africa into Asia with Mansa Musa.