Naqada Culture Teacher Resources
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Young scholars use a variety of media to explore culture as the accumulation of beliefs, learned patterns of behavior, institutions, and values. They examine how to identify, compare, and appreciate the traits of various regions and people groups. A wonderful resource from National Geographic. Consider utilizing it at the start of the school year to encourage respecting people of all race, faith, gender, etc.
Students role play as tour operators by planning a group tour to a country in Africa, Asia, or South America. They research the culture, physical geography, and history of one of the countries to highlight their tour destinations. They develop a brochure or booklet that describes their three week tour itinerary.
Young scholars compare their body parts to the bones of the "Turkana Boy" found in the roots of a thorn tree by Africa's Lake Turkana. They explore an online interactive feature on the National Geographic Xpedition website, and label a traced outline of their own bodies.
Students explore ancient Anasazi people through samples of rock art preserved in public lands of the Four Corners region. The national parks, which protect this land from vandalism and neglect, serve as a showcase for this Native American rock art.
Students search for data related to that discrepancy and determine mathematically the relative impact of AIDS on Africa versus its impact on the U.S.
Young scholars explore landforms and water systems, including rivers, and explore the Blue Nile and compare it to a river in the US. They create brochures for people considering a journey down the Blue Nile and along a river in the United States.
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.
Middle schoolers classify several economic activities and analyze these spatial patterns; and use advertisements for contemporary products to explore economic and geographic concepts presented in the activity.
Students research historical and recent research on King Tut. They try to solve the mystery of how he died. Students explore how new technology is helping scientists clarify the circumstances surrounding Tut's death. They create a time line depicting important discoveries in the history of Tut research and note different technology used.
Students study artifacts that represent fertility. In this art and artifact analysis lesson plan, students study the fertility objects, read the background information about the artifacts, and discuss their representations.