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A Hip Pharaoh
In this Egyptian history learning exercise, middle schoolers identify who the famous teenage pharaoh was and how he might have died. They also identify and explain why his tomb was such an important find. Finally, students examine an illustration of Tut's tomb and draw sketches of other items contained in it.
Fourth graders give one oral example of a responsibility of a leader. In groups students answer questions on the information chart pertaining to Pharaohs.
Students research female Pharaohs, specifically Hatshepsut and Cleopatra After observing a video, they discuss and answer questions about each Pharaoh. Using the internet, students research each woman. Pretending to be Hatshepsut or Cleopatra, students write a diary entry which includes historical facts and events of their lives.
Students explore the history of ancient Egypt through research and Powerpoint presentations. They mummify a "chicken pharaoh," and write his/her life story.
Egypt's Greatest Leaders
Students study about seven of Egypt's most famous pharaohs. They discuss leadership styles and draw conclusions about the success of each of these pharaohs. They, in groups, create a project about a pharaoh they studied.
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.
Egypt's Golden Empire
Students study the queens of ancient Egypt and how they influenced the lives of the Pharaohs and the common people.
Ask Your Mummy
Students explore the scribes, pharaohs, and pyramids of Ancient Egypt. They also locate ancient cities on a map and explain religious traditions.
Students research burial tombs of ancient Egypt. Acting as pharaohs of Egypt, students create burial plans to decide what items they would include in their own tombs and why. They find another student to analyze their plan.
Pharaoh Mountain Hike: Investigating Adirondack Life Zones
Students hike a local mountain and examine its life zones. They measure various components at each zone and collect leaf litter at the sites. At the mountain top, students make descriptive observations and complete a handout about the four zones.
Egypt Lesson 5:Pharaohs
Sixth graders research Ancient Egypt and learn about the role of the pharaohs to the life of the Ancient Egyptians. In this Ancient Egypt lesson, 6th graders present a multimedia presentation about pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
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.
In this order of events worksheet, students complete activities on 3 pages pertaining to chronological order. Students read a passage about the first female pharaoh of Egypt and answer 30 short answer questions.
The Death of a Pharaoh
Sixth graders examine the steps and elements of the Egyptian funerary process. In this Egyptian lesson, 6th graders work in groups to look at images and research web site to find information about Egyptian funerals including items such as mummies, sarcophagus, ka statues, stela, and the funeral procession. They create and write about artifacts which they make based on the research.
Students explore Egyptian mummification and burial practices. They conduct research on gods, goddesses, afterlife, and mummification. Students dissect and mummify a frog "pharaoh and create a tomb wall for their frog "pharaoh."
Secrets of Lost Empires II-Pharaoh's Obelisk
Students identify and analyze how levers work by raising a brick with a shish kebab skewer. Students present their work, explaining what did and did not work, including illustrations of the lever lift from different angles. Students identify the class of lever for several listed items.
Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses
Students study feminist art in relief art activities. In this art analysis lesson, students study feminist art by viewing a carving of Queen Nefertiti. Students answer questions as they view the piece and then conduct research about Nefertiti and Akhenaton. Students organize their research with a Venn diagram. Students write a letter from the perspective of Queen Nefertiti and create their own additive or reductive relief.
In this Kings and Pharaohs worksheet, learners fill in the blanks to a chart about Kings and Pharaohs of Egypt. Students fill in the blanks to 20 spaces in the chart.
King Tut On The Move
Students read a story called King Tut On the Move and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. For this current events King Tut lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, writing their names in hieroglyphics, drawing like an Egyptian, exploring mummies online, and creating mummy art projects.
Life in Ancient Egypt: Daily Life Farmers & Pharaohs
Students research in large groups. They either research a day in the life of an Egyptian farmer or a day in the life of a nobleman or pharaohs. Students create an oral presentation with the research material.