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Title: Presenting Ancient Egypt


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Presenting Ancient Egypt
Monday, November 7th 2011
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Quote of the Day
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Label the following countries on your map of
Africa
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Republic of the Sudan
  • South Sudan

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Ancient Egypt Facts
  • Essential Question Did the contributions of
    ancient Egyptians have any influence on our life
    today?
  • Think about the informational text you read on
    Friday does any of that stuff seam relevant to
    today?

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Key Vocabulary
  • Hieroglyphics
  • papyrus
  • mummy
  • Kush
  • Aswan High Dam
  • dynasty
  • pharaohs
  • pyramids
  • Nubia
  • Nile river
  • silt
  • delta

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silt
  • Fertile soil deposited by a river

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Delta
  • The triangular-shaped deposit of rich soil at a
    river mouth

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Kush
  • An ancient Nubian kingdom in northern Sudan
  • Nubia in ancient times, the Nile river valley of
    southern Egypt and northern Sudan

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Hieroglyphics
  • An Egyptian writing system in which symbols stand
    for meanings or sounds

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http//www.eyelid.co.uk/hiero1.htm
Go to this website to type secret hieroglyphic
notes!
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http//www.eyelid.co.uk/Egyptian_Videos/Animal_Mum
mies.html
  • Ancient Egypt science of mummifying animals
  • Ancient Egyptians believed animals communicated
    with gods and had a closer proximity to the gods.

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Discovering Ancient Egypt
  • http//www.eyelid.co.uk/index.htm

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We will have a POP Quiz on this pyramid
  • Look on page 214 in the textbook
  • Study the social systems pyramid!

15
Note this pyramid is not the same as the one in
the text book. Use the one in the text to study
for the quiz!
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Why is the Nile called Egypts lifeline?
  • TALK ABOUT IT

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Why is the Nile called Egypts lifeline?
  • The Nile can be used to
  • water crops
  • Catch fish
  • Carry goods for trade on boats
  • To be explores for other resources

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The Niles floods have enriched the soil and
irrigated crops.
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Why might the Greeks have called hieroglyphics
sacred?
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Because they were used in temples and monuments!
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Exit Task Create Passports to Africa
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