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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!
Sixth graders complete worksheets and make journal entries to interpret mathematical expressions about the pyramids. In this equality by balancing equations lesson, 6th graders participate in groups or by themselves to complete exercises and summarize the results. Students share their ideas.
Sixth graders imagine and record what a pyramid they might create would be like. In this pyramid lesson, 6th graders construct the contents of their pyramid which would include a hieroglyphic of their name, drawing of the structure, example of a wall graphic and composition describing the contents of their pyramid. Students use the writing process to go from draft to final copy.
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt." They analyze stereotypes in the film as well as how modern Egyptians felt about it. Multiple web resources are linked to each of the eight included lessons.
Students investigate the surface area and volume of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. They calculate the slant height, lateral edge, and diagonal length of the base. Using this information, students explore other areas of the hotel, such as the square feet of glass on the outer wall, angles the elevators travel, and volume of the entire pyramid.
Students explore world history by participating in a computer software education activity. In this Egyptian monuments instructional activity, students utilize the Second Life software to participate in a virtual historic tour of Ancient Egypt and identify the famous constructions of the era. Students complete a short essay in which they research and explain one of the ten most popular Egyptian monuments.
Pupils complete a series of activities to discover life in ancient Egypt. They create want ads for pyramid workers, design vocabulary flash cards and dictionaries, and research famous Egyptians. They also research the "Curse of the Mummy's Tomb," and write a reaction paper or present an oral report about the curses.