Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mapping Egypt Activity and Exploring Egyptian Pharaohs

Appropriate Behavior with the Substitute  I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today. I fully expect you to be on your very best behavior with your substitute today. Please stay in your seats, stay focused on the work outlined here on the Blog, and, most importantly, treat your substitute with decency and respect. Remember, I can monitor your computer use and expect to see that you focused on your assignments and not goofing around. If you don't have a working Chromebook today, partner up with someone in your group and work with them. I expect to receive a positive report form the substitute upon my return. Students that choose to not to be their best selves today may receive serious consequences upon my return. Have a great day!

Mapping Ancient Egypt Activity  Today is your last class day to work on your map of Ancient Egypt. You can still find the assignment Map of Ancient Egypt in your Social Studies Google ClassroomRemember that directions for how to complete the activity are included with the map. 

Exploring Egyptian Pharaohs  If you completed your 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 EgyptThe Nile River Valley - Cognitive Content Dictionary, and The Nile River - Notetaking Study Guide which are all due tomorrow, Friday, November 18 

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