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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 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.
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.
Seventh graders examine ancient Egypt. In this ancient history lesson, 7th graders collaborate to research advancements made during the 25th and 30th centuries. Students create presentations regarding their research findings.
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.
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.
Eleventh graders conduct research about the development of technologies in Ancient Egypt. The research is used to make class presentations. The students work with the teacher in order to create a rubric for the assignment.
In this ancient Egypt worksheet, 6th graders use maps in chapter 5 of a Houghton Mifflin text to label items on an outline map and answer a set of 10 related questions.
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.
For this map of Egypt worksheet, students label the cities, bodies of water, surrounding countries and color the map according to the directions.
Students mummify a fish. In this mummification lesson, students follow the steps of mummification to make a fish mummy over the course of five weeks.
Early civilizations developed into complex societies because of the advent of stable agricultural practices and plant/animal domestication. Share the earliest civilizations to grow from the first agricultural revolution with your class. They will learn about Catal Huyuk, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and The Fertile Crescent. Maybe you'll inspire the worlds next anthropologist!
Students research, write, and illustrate group reports that acknowledge the cultural importance of selected towns, monuments, and sights along the Nile River.
Sixth graders identify the major obstacles in farming in Mesopotamia. They work together to design and build a model that solves these problems. They write a short essay that describes the problems and their possible solutions.
Students solve a math problem using area formulas of circles and squares. They read and discuss the problem, analyze images of badges, reconstruct the badge from the problem using circles and rulers, and share the solution with the class.
In this archeology worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about King Tut, Howard Carter, and more. Students complete 4 questions total.
Middle schoolers explore the making of circles and concepts related to them in geometry. The project is inquiry based will focus upon students making their own nametags. The construction is ideal for hands on middle schoolers.