Grade 6 Social Studies

December/January Newsletter

EGYPT - THE GIFT OF THE NILE

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3000 Years and Beyond

Ancient Egyptian civilization began along the Nile River approximately 4500 BCE. The ancient historian Herodotus called Egypt the gift of the Nile because the Nile River gave life to Egypt. Even today, 95% of the country's population lives along 5% of its land - the land along the Nile River.

The ancient Egyptians made lasting achievements in art, architecture, and writing. Their accomplishments are still celebrated today.

What We Have Been Up To

We began our study of ancient Egypt by looking at modern political maps of the Middle East and North Africa. We went on to look at Egyptian technology and culture through self guided work. Students became experts on different social classes in Egypt and educated their classmates about what a day in the life of a citizen of ancient Egypt looks like.

Interview With a Pharaoh

The sixth grade Social Studies classes are all working on a very special project. Students will be put into partners, asked to research the life of a particular Pharaoh or queen and then create a skit. They are asked to perform the skit like an interview along the lines of Meet the Press or 60 Minutes. The students are working very hard to complete this project.

We went to the Media Center and learned how to access and conduct research using databases. They are learning to evaluate information and create original work based on that work. We are so proud of the work they are doing!

An Interview with Cookie Monster for NPR

NPR Cookie Monster Interview

Walk Like an Egyptian

Ancient Egypt still influences pop culture. One of my favorites from the 80s:)
The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian

Contact Us


As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. You can reach either Ms. Feery or Mrs. Moolji at the email addresses below:


lmoolji@wyckoffschools.org

nfeery@wyckoffschools.org