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Imagine Ancient Egypt at your finger tips! Cleopatra, Tutankhamen, Ramses II. The Great Pyramid at Gaza, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings. Explore them all through pictures, videos, games, and encyclopedia-style articles.
The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Learners complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
Egypt's Pyramids: Monuments With A Message
Young scholars explain the meaning of the word artifact. They explain an example of size and scale of the pyramids and discuss the purpose of pyramids. They construct a timeline outlining the construction of the major pyramids.
Egypt's Golden Empire Lesson 5
Students research and discuss the pyramids, temples and obelisk of Ancient Egypt. They work cooperatively to build a model pyramid.
Mystify with the Mathematics of Ancient Egypt
Hieroglyphics, surveying, and the pyramids may all be explored with mathematics.
Inside The Pyramids
Students research the use of pyramids in different cultures. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students watch "Inside the Pyramids." Students conduct further research on the topic and create magazine articles that feature their findings.
Students explore the history of ancient Egypt through research and Powerpoint presentations. They mummify a "chicken pharaoh," and write his/her life story.
A wonderful worksheet on the Egyptian pyramids awaits your learners. In this reading comprehension and world history worksheet, students answer questions about the pyramids, and create a comic strip about one of the pyramids. Very nice!
Balancing Equations and Using a Pyramid
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.
My Pyramid: Preparing for a Journey
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.
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
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.
Ancient Egypt Trail
In this Ancient Egypt Trail worksheet, students experience three different zones: Pyramid Zone, Sphinx Zone and Mummy Zone. Students complete each task requested along the trail including filling in the blanks of a paragraph and word search puzzle.
Egypt's Pyramids: Monuments With a Message
Students study ancient civilizations. They examine the size and scale of the pyramids of Egypt. They explore the purpose of pyramids and other artifacts. Students participate in three activities to analyze pyramids and tomb artifacts.
Describe 2-Dimensional Cross Sections of Right Rectangular Pyramids
If you were to slice the Great Pyramid of Giza with a plane, what two-dimensional figure would result? Using animation and the familiarity of the pyramids of Egypt, this video aids student understanding of the resulting cross-section. It begins with a review of right rectangular pyramids. This may be a new concept for some learners so be sure it is understood before going on. The second in a series, it is a complete lesson with the Coach’s Commentary and Guided Practice videos.
Scavenger Hunt for Ancient Egypt
Seventh graders do a scavenger hunt in order to investigate Ancient Egypt.
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.
Let's Learn About Ancient Egypt!
Sixth graders choose a specific topic (art, dress/jewelry, family life, religion, Nile River, hieroglyphics, pharaohs, and pyramids), research the topic, and write a three-page report.
Exploring Egyptian Culture and Pyramids
Students access a variety of Egyptian Culture and pyramid related resources on the Internet. They explore various websites, read articles, create an Egyptian art figure, construct a model of a pyramid, and describe the mummification process.
Working 9 to 5 in Ancient Egypt
Students create a pyramid diagram that reflects the social order in ancient Egypt and compare the ancient social order with the social order in our world today.
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.