Author: EDU 335 SectionB
DescriptionThe exploration of Egypt through the different content areas.
Grade Level 3-5
Below are attached files to differentiate the instruction for students who need extra support. Each content area is clearly labled for the activities you are trying to pursue.
About 5,000 years ago, a remarkable way of life, or civilization, grew up along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. It flourished for over 3,000 years, longer than most other civilizations in the world's history. No other civilization in the time of the pharaohs could compete with Egypt's magnificent buildings, its wealth, or its long centuries of peace. To a large extent, this is because other civilizations did not have Egypt's main advantage -- its great river.
Through the activities found throughout this page you should gain a better understanding of Egyptian culture. They will give us a glimpse at the daily lives of early Egyptians, as well as tell the meaning behind the great pyramids, and the role of Egyptian kings.
Task 1. Look through resources 2, 3, 4 about Egyptian daily life. Open and print resource 1. Follow the directions and write a short journal to be handed in for HW by next class.
Task 2. Using resources 3, 7, and 8 try and fill in all the questions from the scavenger hunt in resource number 6. Then go to resource 5, print out and do the puzzle.
Task 3. The final task is to complete the online game in resource number 9. Once you finish print the reward page and turn it in.
Welcome to Egypt! Now that you have explored Egypt through other content areas it is time for you to learn a little bit more. You will explore Egypt, the events that have happened and are happening there and then complete the activities. Throughout this lesson you will find so many interesting things that you will want to learn more!
Task 1: Read the Science News for Kids article about ancient glass making. Then I would like you to write the steps to making a piece of glasswork using the attached sequence chart. Pretend you are telling a friend how to make one. You must use complete sentences and write it in your own words!
Task 2: Print out and read the "Time for Kids" article. This will give you information about the resigning of the Egyptian leader. I would like you to do the worksheet following it. It has vocabulary and 2 essay questions. You may need to reread the article to find understanding of the vocabulary words. Highlight the words within the article. Please make sure to write complete sentences and write in your own words. This will be collected for a grade!
Task 3: Go to the Ancient Egyptian Site. Read all the information on each parts of Egypt. You will need to study the map and do the quiz that follows. You will also need to do the quiz at the end and print out your results to turn in. You must right click on the page that tells you how many you have right and wrong and choose PRINT.
Task 4: Read the information about "The First Mummy". Think back on all the types of literature we have read this year. On a seperate sheet of paper tell what type of story this is and what tells you that it is this type of story. Don't forget your name and date. This will need to be turned in.
Task 5: I would like you to pick one activity in "The Magic Lesson" (follow the prompts and choose which way YOU want to go). Write in detail what you have learned and if it was interesting, why or why not.
The jigsaw game is for you to have fun with. Enjoy it!
Remember if you have any questions along the way do not be affraid to ask me. I am here to help. Enjoy learning about Egypt!
Welcome to the Science part of our Egyptian Web Quest!
Have you heard of Egypt? King Tut's Tomb? Mummies? It's pretty
interesting... and creepy! Let's explore Egypt, King Tut's tomb and the
mummification process. Follow the steps and activities listed and have fun!
When we are learning about a place, it is important to first learn where it
is located on a map. Lets explore where Egypt is, along with some interesting
1. For the first activity, visit the first website listed on the lower part
of this page. There is a short quiz at the end of the activity. When you are
finished, print out the page and hand it to me. You must get 5 out of the 8
If you haven't heard of King Tutankhamun, he became pharaoh at the tender age
of nine in 1337 BC and reigned during the 18th Dynasty when the Egyptian Empire
was at its height. He reigned from about 1337 to 1328 BC. His tomb was
discovered by a team of British archaeologists in 1922, nearly 3000 years after
2. Go to the second website titled King Tut's tomb. On the second page of
the website, copy down the questions before you start looking through the site.
When finished, follow the arrows for information of King Tut's tomb and
discovery. You may wish to answer the questions as you go through the site.
When you are finished, hand in your completed questions.
We will now take a trip through the mummification processes of Ancient Egypt.
After washing the body in Nile River water, and after removing the brain through
the nose and discarding it, the embalmers removed the abdominal organs through a
thin incision, leaving the heart inside. All organs except the kidneys were
washed, coated in resin, wrapped in linen and stored in what Egyptologists call
canopic jars. After a purifying wine rinse, the chest cavity was filled with
incense and other materials to maintain shape and prevent skin shrinkage.
2. For the third step of our webquest in Science, please go to the third
website listed, Interactive Embalming Website, and embalm Seneb for his journey
to the afterlife. When you are done, print the last page of the activity.
Have fun exploring some parts of Ancient Egypt!
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