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African Civilizations of the Nile Valley
Learners evaluate impact of Nile River on ancient Egyptian life, show how pharaohs contributed to continuity of Egyptian life, analyze changes in Egyptian society during Middle Kingdom, examine Hatshepsut's unique place in early Egyptian society, evaluate impact of Kushite conquest of Egypt, and analyze how trade helped Kush flourish.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Ramses the Great
In this Egyptian history worksheet, students read an excerpt about Ramses the Great of Egypt. They use this excerpt to respond to three questions that follow. Students explain why Egyptian pharaohs held so much power in Egypt and why they had such huge monuments.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Learners discuss how each leader was influenced by people close to him. They view a video "Troubled Leadership." Students discuss the two rulers featured: the Egyptian King Tutankhamen and the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman. They discuss people who were close to each leader.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Secrets of the Mummies
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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Wheel of Pharaoh
Students investigate ancient Egyptian civilization and its rulers. In this ancient history lesson, students simulate playing a game similar to Wheel of Fortune whereby students have to correctly guess all the letters that spell a word or phrase related to ancient Egypt.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
King Tut On The Move
Students read a story called King Tut On the Move and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In 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.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Using the King Tutankhamun exhibition as the topic for this 12 question activity, learners change sentences from the declarative to interrogative forms. Students would need to given information about King Tutankhamun in order to complete the activity.
5th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Death of a Pharaoh
Sixth graders examine the steps and elements of the Egyptian funerary process. In this Egyptian activity, 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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Egypt - The Gift of the Nile
Complete with a timeline and details about different Egyptian gods and pharaohs, these slides can supplement a unit on ancient cultures or on African civilizations. Students will enjoy the easy-to-read bullet points and contrasting information about the old, middle, and new kingdoms of Egypt.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History