Egypt

Sixth Grade

Standards

· Standards include understanding the significance of Queen Hatshepsut and Rames the Great.

· Trace the evolution of language and its written form.

· Integrate information presented in different media or 4 minutes as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of the topic and media.

Big Ideas and Important Concepts for Egypt Lessons

Rulers (Kings and Queens)

· Religion

Belief verses practice

Medicine verses herbology

· After Life

Death

What was the value of death?

How is death similar to life?

Harmony and eternity

· Mummification

Religion itself or part of a religion

Communication

· Language

Picture

Prayer

Hieroglyphics

Money / Currency

· Gifts

· Exchange

· No coin or currency at the time

Pyramids

· How were they possible with no technology?

· Why have the lasted so long?

· How have the elements helped or hindered them?

Topics and Sub-Topics

Kings and Queens

· Roles and duties of rulers.

· How they controlled their people.

· How did a ruler become a ruler?

· Religion connected?

· Afterlife

· Why were rulers so important?

· What power did they hold?

Mummification

· Apple mummification.

· Questions include why was afterlife so important?

· How did they discover mummification?

Writing System and Language

· What was their written communication?

· How was it preserved?

· Clay tablets.

Pyramids

· Pyramids how are they made?

· How was it possible?

· Why did they make them?

Money System

· What was used as money?

· How did they obtain it?

Main Questions

· What were the roles and duties of the rulers?

· How was it possible to build the pyramids?

· Why was afterlife so important?

· What was the written and oral communication?

Activitities

Beginning

· Building a Pyramid

Marshmallows and toothpicks

Discuss what went well

What could have went better

Test and discuss strength

Ongoing

· Mummy Case

Draw

Color

· Apple Mummification

What mixture mummified the best

Why it worked the best

· PowerPoint About writing system

Discuss how it came to be

Characters

· King and queen

Discuss rulers

Importance

What their role was

Culminating

· Group Presentation of Overview of Egypt

Favorite and least favorite

What was learned

Favorite fact

Why kings and queens were important

Have visuals

· Clay tablet with main points and lessons

Make clay visuals that show what was learned

Show a message

Discuss Queen Hatshepsut and Rames the Great

Why they were important

Items Needed

· Apples

· Slat

· Sugar

· Vinegar

· Epson salt

· Baking soda

· Cups

· Blank paper

· Print outs

Hieroglyphics

Currency

Kings and queens

Pyramid information

· Clay

· Alternative activity print outs

· Marshmallows

· Toothpicks

· Journal

Meeting Needs

· Struggling

Make a detailed outline to know when to get items done.

Deadlines posted for them to see.

Check in daily with the teacher.

· Advanced

Add additional items to be put into projects.

Have more details, colors, or information.

Become helpers to those who are struggling.

· English Language Learners

Items translated into Spanish.

Adapt to make items easier to understand.

Projects with less details.

Problems, Solutions, and Alterntives

· Problem – not being able to participate i.e. did not come to school or have a disability.

· Solution – use an alternative activity for them to do or do at home once they return to school.

· Problem – not remembering symbols used to communicate.

· Solution – have posters up in the classroom with symbols.

· Alternative activities

coloring a mummification box

“If I was a ruler I would…”

Make their own currency and explain its value

Skills and Habits Learned

Skills Learned

· How to make a writing system

· How Egyptian rulers ruled their land

· Egyptian afterlife beliefs and religion

· How mummification worked

· How they traded

· Questions

Who

What

When

Where

Why

How

Assessing

· Questions asked / Discussion

· Think, write, share

· Self-Evaluation

· Quiz

· Projects

Effort

Communication

Questions

Presenting

Knowledge

Understanding

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References

Confessions of a Homeschooler (2011). Expedition Earth: Egyptian Mummy Experiment. Retrieved from http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2011/06/expedition-earth-egyptian-mummy.html

History (2016). Egyptian Pyramids. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/the-egyptian-pyramids

Homeschooling Mom (2014). Early Egypt. Retrieved from http://homeschoolingmom2mags.blogspot.com/2014/10/early-egypt.html

School Projects (2016). Strength of a Pyramid. Retrieved from http://www.kidsgen.com/school_projects/the_strength_of_a_pyramid.htm