History of the Ancient and Medieval World Egypt: Gift of the Nile



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History of the Ancient and Medieval World Egypt: Gift of the Nile

  • Walsingham Academy
  • Mrs. McArthur
  • Room 111
  • Identify by Placing Letter Provided:
  • Nile River (A) Tigris River (B) Persian Gulf (C) Nubia (D)
  • Pyramids (E) Upper Egypt (F) Cataracts (G) Libyan Desert (H)
  • Shade:
  • Fertile Crescent
  • Pinpoint:
  • Sumerian City-States)

Theme: Role of Geography

  • Activating Prior Knowledge
  • Study your maps and add as necessary: Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and Nubia.
  • Identify: the Nile and its cataracts, Aswan Dam.
  • Identify the natural resources
  • Identify the main areas of major monuments.
  • Identify protective natural barriers.

The Nile: Where Egypt Began (Practice your Listening Skills)

Making Inferences

  • Sometimes the idea is not stated directly.
  • You have to find clues in a passage,
  • put them together with what you already know to form an inference.
  • An inference is an informed guess.
  • Test your knowledge!
  • Check Yourself!
  • Using the chart above, consider:
  • How religion and learning played important roles in ancient Egyptian civilization?

Interesting Egyptian Gods

  • Amon-Re “The Greatest”
  • What role did this god play in lives of the pharaohs?
  • Based on this role, how do you think religion was viewed?
  • Osiris (God of the Dead)
  • Isis (Goddess of Eternal After-Life)

Virtual Field Trips

  • How do we know that Egyptians thought seriously about the After Life?
  • Tutankhamen's tomb
  • All About the After Life
  • Find out More
  • What do these finding suggest about ancient Egyptian culture?
  • Mummification Interactive

Virtual Field Trips

  • Using the worksheet posted on SPA, explore these sites to find out more about ancient Egyptian cutlure.
  • Extra Time: Go to: www.youtube.com/
  • Watch the History Channel Series: Engineering an Empire: Egypt or Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone.

What are you viewing?

Comparing and Contrasting: Civilizations

  • Similarities, differences and proofs
  • (how we know)
  • Geography
  • Cities
  • Organized Religion
  • Central Governments
  • Specialization of Labor
  • Social Classes
  • Public works (roads, etc.) + monuments*
  • Fine Arts (art, literature, architecture)*
  • Learning (writing, science, math)
  • Specifically Consider: What do they tell us?

Egypt- Gift of the Nile Questions to Consider

  • Analyze the impact of geography on the course of Egyptian history.
  • How is Egyptian historical development both like and unlike that of Mesopotamia? (Compare and Contrast question)

When you write a history essay,

  • Remember to:
  • Use a topic sentence that states a position.
  • Organize logically the key ideas which you:
    • Explain and relate to other ideas (analysis-why important)
    • Support by facts (what happened?)
    • and for which you
    • Provide evidence (How do we prove it?)

Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt Prepare for Test

  • Text-Based Reading, pp. 30-37 and 44-56
  • Format includes:
  • 15 Multiple Choice (15 Points)
  • 1 Essay (10 Points)
  • 1 Drawing (5 Points)
  • 30 Points Total
  • Looking Ahead: This Weekend!

Preparing For Tests

  • Organize your lecture notes, PowerPoint Presentations, readings and Virtual Field trip notes.
  • Rehearse out loud every day.
  • Participate in note taking and class discussion.
  • Ask questions based on personal preparations.
  • Anticipate questions by forms indicated.
  • Use the buddy system.
  • Observe deadlines.

Assignment 1

  • Bring text every day this week.
  • Add details to your Ancient Middle East map (use slides #3 + 4 and text, pp 47)
  • Read text, pp. 44-46 (top)
  • Complete appropriate portions of Section 3 Note taking Study Guide
  • Answer Checkpoint questions
  • Define “blue-type” words
  • Due Dates:
  • Fri., Sept. 21: Student Choice – Cuneiform due
  • Wed., September 26
  • Test: Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia & Egypt
  • Monday, October 8: Black Ships… read

Assignment 2

  • Bring text every day this week.
  • Read text, pp. 46-48
  • Complete appropriate portions of Section 3 Note taking Study Guide
  • Answer Checkpoint questions
  • Complete Map Skills questions
  • Want an interactive version? Follow this link.
  • Define “blue-type” words
  • Due Dates:
  • Fri., Sept. 21: Student Choice – Cuneiform due
  • Wed., September 26
  • Test: Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia & Egypt
  • Monday, October 8: Black Ships… read

Assignment 3

  • Bring text every day this week.
  • Read text, pp. 50-53 (top)
  • Answer Thinking Critically questions
  • Complete appropriate portions of Section 4 Note taking Study Guide (model is on pp 50)
  • Answer 2 Checkpoint questions
  • Define “blue-type” words
  • Lose a Note Taking Study Guide: They are available for download at www. phschool.com. Chapter 2’s code is nad-0201 (pp 29 – Always provided at Chapter’s opening page)

Assignment 4

  • Bring text every day.
  • Read text, pp. 53-56
  • Complete appropriate portions of Section 4 Note taking Study Guide
  • Answer Checkpoint questions
  • Define “blue-type” words
  • Bring headphones for lab work
  • Due Dates:
  • Fri., Sept. 21: Student Choice – Cuneiform due
  • Wed., September 26
  • Test: Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia & Egypt
  • Monday, October 8: Black Ships… read
  • Test your knowledge!


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