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How Trade Works
Students investigate international trade. In this global economics lesson plan, students discover how products are created and sold in other countries. Students complete worksheets based on different nations and their popular exports.
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.
Some Ways to Integrate Trade, the "Missing Link" into Ancient History
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.
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. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
Africa: Shaped by the Past
Students create Egyptian rulers trading cards. In this ancient Egypt lesson, students research Internet and print resources for information regarding Egyptian rulers. Students use the information to create trading cards and a classroom timeline.
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.
Mediterranean Trade in the Late Bronze Age
Seventh graders analyze the amount and conditions of trade in the late Bronze Age. In groups, they research where a variety of items and goods originated. They participate in Mediterranean trade days in which they try to acquire as much as possible. They complete a worksheet to end the instructional activity.
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.
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.
Introduction to Ancient Egypt
Learners research the computers for facts on Ancient Egypt and have knowledge on primary and secondary sources. For this Ancient Egypt lesson plan, students research Gods, Pharaohs, pyramids, temples, trades, and more.
Renaissance in Ancient Egypt: the 25 th and 30th Dynasties
Seventh graders examine ancient Egypt. In this ancient history lesson, 7th graders collaborate to research advancements made during the 25th and 30th centuries. Students create presentations regarding their research findings.
Primary Sources and Archaeology in the Study of Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Tenth graders begin the lesson by plotting trade routes, major empires and items traded. Using primary sources, they examine their own values regarding trading items for royality. They participate in a role-play exercise in which they practice digging up artifacts.
Eyeing Ancient Egypt
Students examine the culture of Ancient Egypt. In groups, they focus on a topic of interest to them and create a HyperStudio presentation. Using a CD-ROM, they locate Egypt and the Nile River on a map and rotate between centers around the room.
Cargoes from Three Continents Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Sixth graders begin the lesson by researching the different types of ships and shipbuilding techniques used to help trade in the Mediterranean Sea. Using different objects, they determine what one can tell about a society and discuss how trade helped spread ideas. They watch a video and answer discussion questions to end the lesson.
To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Students study the art of Ancient Egypt from the Boston Museum and complete several activities to analyze the art and its content. In this art analysis lesson, students read background information about Ancient Egypt art and the description of Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman and the Head and Chest from a Sarcophagus. Students use questions to help them view the pieces and compare them. Students compare 4 activities to learn more about the art pieces and their history.
Renaiisance In Ancient Egypt
Eleventh graders conduct research about the development of technologies in Ancient Egypt. The research is used to make class presentations. The students work with the teacher in order to create a rubric for the assignment.
Ancient Mediterranean Trade Fair
Sixth graders begin the lesson by discussing how artifacts are located. In groups, they define the terms supply, demand, resources and trade and discuss how the United States is affected by International trade. They use this information to participate in a simulation of a Mediterranean trade fair.
Contributions of Ancient Egypt and China
Second graders study the contributions of Ancient Egypt and China, which have had an impact on world history, with emphasis on written language, laws, calendars, and architectural monuments such as the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
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.
Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
Students begin the lesson by locating cities and other points of interest in the ancient world. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of ships used during this time period and discuss the reasons why trade was used. They research an city or area on their own to identify the social, political and economic functions of the society.