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Students examine the controversy surrounding the Rosetta Stone. For this Rosetta Stone lesson, students read an article about the stone and then follow the steps in the lesson to look at 2 sides of the controversy about it. The article is not included.
In this Rosetta Stone worksheet, students read a 6-paragraph article on the Rosetta Stone. Students respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words from the article and their definitions are also included.
Young scholars are introduced to the Rosetta Stone and asked to consider the difficulties of translating ancient texts. They write a message in hieroglyphics and translate each other's work. They evaluate their translations.
Students gain an understanding of Ancient Egyptian's physical make up and appreciate the importance of the Rosetta stone because it unlocked the secret of the Ancient Egyptian writing system. They also get to play an Egyptian board game.
Students explore the world of the ancient Egyptians through the discovery of the Rosetta stone, the ancient tablet that unlocked the meaning of the hieroglyphs for modern scholars.
Imagine traveling 4,000 years into the future to a time when all knowledge of the English language has been lost. Computational neuroscientist Rajesh Rao uses this hypothetical situation to engage the audience as he discusses his attempts to decipher the ancient Indus script.
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.
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.
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The presentation could be easily broken up into several lecture sessions, and it includes a bibiliography for additional research.
Students explore the scribes, pharaohs, and pyramids of Ancient Egypt. They also locate ancient cities on a map and explain religious traditions.
Students use the internet to research topics on Ancient Egypt. They practice using new vocabulary and identify the types of food they ate and clothing they wore. They explain the role of the Nile as well.
Students use the Internet to gather information on Ancient Egypt. They describe the role of a pharaohs and what they wore and ate. They discuss why the Nile is important to the region and examine hieroglyphics.
Sixth graders engage in a variety of assignments and activities surrounding Ancient Egypt. They pretend they are archaeologists on a Pyramid dig and create a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow "archaeoloists" on their findings.
King Tutankhamon, Queen Nefertiti, and many other names literally written in stone are featured in these slides about the culture of Ancient Egypt. Whether used as an introduction to a unit on Egypt, or as a tool to elaborate on the subject, this presentation will undoubtedly pique interest with its elaborate and vivid images of relics from the ancient time of the Middle East.
Student groups create an art history timeline. They design collages to represent different periods of art throughout history, and recreate pieces from each era.
Students explore Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. In this world history "Egypt" lesson, students decode messages written in hieroglyphics using a translator found on a given website. Students make cartouches with their name in hieroglyphics to be used as bookmarks.
Students identify and analyze ancient Egypt and interpret how to develop bibliographical references. They research topics using multiple resources and various forms of media of media. Finally, students practice and deliver an oral presentation on Egypt and their expedition experience.
Humans have been around for a long time and have left behind some pretty interesting artifacts throughout history. While some may consider Bill Nye's videos one of these artifacts, they are still relevant, accurate, and engaging to kids. An excellent plan for a sub day or one of those get-caught-up-on-grading days, learners watch a 22-minute video and complete the viewing guide as they watch. 
Young scholars list different forms of communication, assess importance of writing, read and discuss article "String, and Knot, Theory of Inca Writing", research system of writing, and create "How It Works" posters.
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar activity (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world! Then learn some Spanish cognates and complete the accompanying activity and quiz. The last few pages are additional resources you can use to hone your skills! 

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