Explore the exhibits at the British Museum
Ancient Egypt Lesson Plans for Teachers: http://www.dia.org/education/egypt-teachers/socstud/index.htm
Cartoon of Ancient Egypt: Choose an ordinary citizen of ancient Egypt by occupation. Draw a cartoon strip entitled A Day in the Life of . . . with four scenes from that persons daily life.
Catal Huyuk was successful in agriculture and that success made specialization possible. a) Write a paragraph about specialization in modern as well as ancient communities. b) List jobs for a modern community and for an ancient community. c) Next, write two Help-Wanted ads: one for a modern community and one for an ancient one. Look in the Help-Wanted section of a newspaper to see what should be included in your job description.
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative: http://cdli.ucla.edu/
Egyptian Book of the Dead: http://www.kinderart.com/arthistory/bookofthedead.shtml
Egyptian Jewelery - Think of yourself as an ancient Egyptian jeweler commissioned to design a gift for a pharaoh to give to a loved one. Design your creation with colored pencils, markers, crayons, or on the computer.
Egyptian Math Problems: http://cuip.uchicago.edu/wit/99/teams/egyptmath/mathproblems.htm
Hatshepsut and Curren News - Using current news stories about trade relations--between the United States and other countries or among nations formed into trading blocs--relate it to Hatshepsuts expedition. Especially tell the importance of trade to nations from ancient times to the present.
How Mummies Work: http://people.howstuffworks.com/mummy.htm
Mummification Story: http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/index.html
Neferchichi's tomb: http://www.neferchichi.com/
Nile River - Review its source and outlet--downhill from East Africas snowcapped mountains to the Mediterranean. Make a three-dimensional clay model to reflect this higher in the south, lower in the north topography. Cut a riverbed and make a depression for the Mediterranean.
River Flow Demonstration - Make a demonstration of the way a river flows by using potting soil, a foil baking pan, and a pitcher of water. Replicate the downhill flow of a river and tell about the path the water takes at the bottom. Try to use the vocabulary words from the lesson.
Sribe - List a scribes job. Next, write a paragraph about how the jobs let the scribe contribute to the community. Last, write a paragraph about ways that written records help your community run smoothly.
The Treasures of Tutankhamuns Tom - Create you own picture book. In it, include pictures that you draw of at least six of the treasures, and each should include a caption that explains the artifacts significance and describes the materials used and the craftwork that went into it.
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