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First graders enter the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. In these lesson plans, learners study the culture and lifestyles of the Egyptians. The look at photographs of artifacts and recreate some of these historical treasures themselves. The culminating activity has them act as tour guides through the ancient world as other classes of students who come in to view their hand-made artifacts. Terrific!
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.
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 lesson.
Young scholars, 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.
Students study the art of Ancient Egypt from the Boston Museum and complete several activities to analyze the art and its content. For 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.
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.
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.