Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ancient Egypt: The Nile River Valley




 Unit Focus Question  How did the Ancient Egyptians create a brilliant and long-lasting civilization in a desert land?


 Today's Focus Question  How did the Nile River affect where people settled in Ancient Egypt?


Video: "The Nile Gives Life"  To begin, we will watch a short video about the geography, of Ancient Egypt, with a special focus on the importance of the Nile River. 

The Nile River: Vocabulary Study  Next, we will study the key vocabulary related to the geography of Ancient Egypt, using the document The Nile River Valley - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which can be found in your Social Studies folders. We will be using an excerpt from our Social Studies textbook, which has been placed in your Social Studies folders (and which you can also find here), to help us understand the lesson's key words and concepts.

Map of Ancient Egypt
Egypt's Black Land and Red Land
Map of Lower Egypt and the Nile Delta
Nile River Cataract
Satellite Image of Egypt 

Homework  Complete The Nile River Valley - Cognitive Content Dictionary. Due: Next Thursday (the last day of the quarter), October 16