Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Mapping Ancient Egypt and Previewing the Pharaohs
Mapping Ancient Egypt Activity Today you continue working on your map of Ancient Egypt. You can still find the assignment Map of Ancient Egypt in your Social Studies folders. Remember that directions for how to complete the activity are included with the map.
Exploring Egyptian Pharaohs If you completed you Ancient Egypt Map, and are ready to continue your exploration of Ancient Egypt, consider an independent investigation of what it meant to be a pharaoh. Tomorrow we will officially learn as a class that the pharaoh was essentially the ruler of Egypt, but today why don't you explore who some of the various pharaohs were over the course of Egyptian history, what their responsibilities were, and what their lives were like.
The British Museum's Ancient Egypt site has a great section dedicated to the pharaohs here. After reading some background about pharaohs, you can read a story about one of Ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs Ramses II here. Next, explore Egyptian wall art featuring Ramses II here. Another great resource is the Discovering Egypt site, which has a whole area dedicated to Ancient Egyptian Kings & Kings.
Homework Complete your Map of Ancient Egypt. Due: Friday, October 17.
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