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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.
Ninth graders examine the importance of trade in the Mediterranean Sea. In groups, they create a chart of the items that were most popular in the late Bronze Age and where they originated. To end the lesson, they read an article out of "National Geographic" and answer discussion questions.
Students, for five minutes, brainstorm everything they know about Egypt and archaeologists. Then,after analyzing objects (beads, glass bottles, statues, etc.) found at burial sites of pharaohs or queens at archaeological sites in Egypt, interpret the possible uses and meanings of those objects. In addition, they fill out a chart on the objects they are critiquing.
Sixth graders become familiar with the importance of trade through history and how trade fosters interdependence. In this trade lesson, 6th graders discuss distribution of raw materials and create a hypothesis of how distributipon affects trade. Students take part in a simulation and have to negotiate trades.
Complete with a timeline and details about different Egyptian gods and pharaohs, these slides can supplement a unit on ancient cultures or on African civilizations. Learners will enjoy the easy-to-read bullet points and contrasting information about the old, middle, and new kingdoms of Egypt.