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Ancient Egypt : Ancient Civilizations, Rosetta Stone
Learners 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.
The Rosetta Stone
Students examine the controversy surrounding the Rosetta Stone. In this Rosetta Stone activity, students read an article about the stone and then follow the steps in the activity to look at 2 sides of the controversy about it. The article is not included.
The Rosetta Stone: Where Does It Belong?
For 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.
Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts Part III
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.
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.
Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language
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.
Ask Your Mummy
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.
Art History Timeline and Lessons
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 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: Issue One
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar lesson (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!
Social Studies, Gender and the Blues
This lesson shows how the blues can be used to enable students to explore gender divisions in the United States, both in the past and the present. Most blues songs are about the relationships between men and women, as are many songs in American popular mu
Ancient Peoples of the Middle East
This is an excellent multidisciplinary lesson designed by Scientific American. It provides three creative activities--designing a garden, studying hieroglyphics, and writing poetry--relevant to the ancient peoples of the Middle East. Students will enjoy
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.
Down the Nile
Third graders participate in an integrated arts program dealing with the culture of Ancient Egypt - its music, its art and architecture, and its language. Students perform folk dances, and use classroom instruments.
A Place for the Birds
Students reflect on bird migrations and develop a project to collect data on bird species from across North America to further investigate the ranges and migrations of common birds. They create a field guide of North American birds.
Cultural Patrimony: What Belongs to Whom?
Cultural patrimony is a fascinating topic for your students to explore.