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For this Egyptian history worksheet, students 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.
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.
Young scholars, 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.
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 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.
Learners study feminist art in relief art activities. In this art analysis lesson, students study feminist art by viewing a carving of Queen Nefertiti. Learners answer questions as they view the piece and then conduct research about Nefertiti and Akhenaton. Students organize their research with a Venn diagram. Learners write a letter from the perspective of Queen Nefertiti and create their own additive or reductive relief.
Students research pharaohs of ancient Egypt. In this Egyptian history instructional activity, students compose a presentation based on Internet research. Students are assigned a specific pharaoh, and design a biography based on research about that pharaoh. Students present to the class.
First graders enter the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. In these lesson plans, learners study the culture and lifestyles of the Egyptians. The look at photographs of artifacts and recreate some of these historical treasures themselves. The culminating activity has them act as tour guides through the ancient world as other classes of students who come in to view their hand-made artifacts. Terrific!
How did the ancient people of Egypt preserve their dead so well that their bodies are still recognizable today? Learn the painstakingly complex process they used for preservation. Young scholars read and summarize a narrative detailing ancient techniques for preservation of the dead, taking notes and drawing inferences and conclusions from the reading.