Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Journey to the Afterlife (Day 3)

 Lesson Focus Question   What was the role of religion in ancient Egypt?

Warm-Up: Posting to KidBlog  Your Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph is officially due today! If you haven't already posted your paragraph to KidBlog, please do so now. If you have already published you may use this time to gather more information for your Journey to the Afterlife - Study Guide 

First, if you haven't already, you will create a new blog just for Social Studies. Click on "Students" on enter the "secret code" for your Social Studies class (4th Period your code is gmwy34 and 6th Period your code is ehyz24). Next, click to login with Google and accept the settings and you have yourself a new Social Studies blog. 

Locate your blog and click 'New Post'. Give your post a title (e.g., Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph). Copy and paste your paragraph into the text box below your title. When you're ready, click 'Publish' and you're in business. 

Journey to the Afterlife: Video Selections  Today we will continue to investigate ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, specifically as they relate to beliefs about the afterlife. We will also continue to examine multiple sources; today our sources include a variety of videos. As you watch the videos, continue to to take notes using the document Journey to the Afterlife - Study Guide, which can still be found in your Social Studies folders. 

The first video provides an overview of ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, with a special focus on the role and importance of tombs

The next video explains the mummification process

Now we will watch in excerpt of a video examining the perilous journey through the underworld.

Finally, check out this comically gruesome take on what goes down in The Hall of Two Truths, and which includes an appearance by Osiris at The Final Judgement

Homework  Complete your Journey to the Afterlife - Study GuideDueFriday, October 31

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