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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.

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The country of Egypt is more than just big pyramids and ancient pharaohs. After reading a brief overview of this African nation, young learners will demonstrate their understanding of the text by identifying the main idea and supporting details. Extend the activity by asking students to write short summaries of the reading passage. Add this resource into a geography lesson on Egypt, or use to further develop reading comprehension skills with informational texts.
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
Students 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.
Students research and discuss the pyramids, temples and obelisk of Ancient Egypt. They work cooperatively to build a model pyramid.
Hieroglyphics, surveying, and the pyramids may all be explored with mathematics.
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 develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their item. Students draw a representative fashion and write an explanation of their drawing.
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.
Students explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt. They travel back in time to recreate scale drawings of the Great Pyramid and discuss the inside of the Great Pyramid. They research and find out about the mummification and burial process.
Students research how ancient Egyptian structures were created and used. They sculpt realistic replicas of a pyramid and sphinx to demonstrate their knowledge of these famous structures. Sudents are told that Egyptian pyramids were built as stairs for kings to climb after their death.
Young scholars investigate the concepts associated with the ancient civilization of Egypt. They conduct research using a variety of resources and list the facts that are included as part of a creative project. The facts are drawn on a model of a pyramid.
Sixth graders participate in visual art learning stations to learn more about early Egyptian civilization. Students learn about Egyptian life through art models and demonstrations such as tomb painting, pottery and a game. Finally, using the information they gathered from the learning stations, 6th graders generate a journal entry as if they are a child describing daily life in ancient Egypt.
Seventh graders do a scavenger hunt in order to investigate Ancient Egypt.
Students explore world history by participating in a computer software education activity. In this Egyptian monuments lesson plan, 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.
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 students. 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!
Sixth graders complete worksheets and make journal entries to interpret mathematical expressions about the pyramids. In this equality by balancing equations instructional activity, 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.

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