Ancient Egypt



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Task #1
Essential Question: Why was the Nile River important to life in Ancient Egypt?

Complete the map in Introduction to Ancient Egypt.  Label and color:
     Nile River
     Upper Egypt
     Lower Egypt
     Mediterranean Sea

     Red Sea
     City of Giza
     City of Thebes
     City of Memphis
Answer these questions:

     1.  Name three reasons why the Nile River was important to Ancient Egypt.
     2.  Ancient Egypt has been called the "gift of the Nile".  What does this mean?
     3.  How long is the Nile River?
     4.  What does inundation mean?
     5.  There are six cataracts in the Nile River.  What is a cataract?
     6.  What happened each year that allowed the Egyptians to prosper even though they lived in an area that was mostly desert?

     7.  Why was the desert important to the ancient Egyptians?

Websites for Task 1:

1.  Click here
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/nilemap.html and study the map and pronunciation of 7 cities of ancient Egypt. 

2.  Click here
http://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/magazine-mag05012001-magf4a.htm for information about the Nile River and the surrounding areas.

3.  Click here
http://www.bibleplaces.com/nileriver.htm  to find out more about the Nile River valley.

4.  To view a map that will help you, click here

5.  To learn more about how the geography of Egypt influenced its development, click here http://egypt.mrdonn.org/geography.html

6.  To view facts and FAQ about the Nile, click here http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/nile.htm

Additional Resources:
1.  Dictionary
2.  Egypt's Geography
3.  The Nile River, Lifeblood of Egypt
4.  Geography

 Just for fun, if you have time, go to this websiteto see an interactive map and to play a game testing your knowledge of Ancient Egypt.



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