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Title: Ancient Egypt


1
Ancient Egypt
2
Essential Question
  • How did ancient civilizations (Ancient Egypt)
    along the Nile become models of a well organized
    society?

3
Egypts Gift
  • Nile created silt
  • Silt rich soil
  • Allowed farmers to grow enough food to support
    communities
  • Because everyone didnt need to be farmers to
    feed themselves, it allowed other people to
    perform other jobs

4
Social Classes and Jobs
  • Pharaohs wealthy Egyptian rulers who used their
    power to build strong government
  • Priests and government officials carried out
    pharaohs orders, enforced laws, made sure society
    ran smoothly

5
Social Classes and Jobs-cont.
  • Craftspeople/Traders made items and traded
    goods
  • Farmers fed and supported society through food
    grown and taxes paid
  • Slaves built pyramids

6
Religion
  • Believed in many gods
  • Believed pharaohs were god-like
  • Believed in afterlife

7
Decline of Ancient Egypt
  • Foreign invaders conquered the kingdom and ended
    the power of the pharaohs

8
What do you think???
  • Farmers
  • They fed people of kingdom and through their tax
    enabled the wealthy to live well and government
    officials to focus on running a smooth society.

9
What do you think??
  • Egyptians believed that people needed things in
    the afterlife so they were buried with tools and
    treasures.

10
Vocabulary
  • Delta area of land at the mouth of a river made
    by deposits of silt and sand carried by the river
  • Pharaohs wealthy Egyptians rules who used their
    power to build strong government

11
Vocabulary
  • Social classes people who do a variety of jobs
  • Pyramids huge stone tombs built for pharaohs to
    store their treasures for the afterlife
  • Nile River Valley valley on either side of Nile
    River with some of the richest farmland in the
    world

12
Vocabulary-cont.
  • Hieroglyphics writing system in which pictures
    and symbols are used to represent words and
    sounds
  • Used by the Ancient Egyptians
  • Nile River Valley valley which contains some of
    the richest farmland in the entire world

13
EQ Answer
  • Ancient Egypt was a well organized society. It
    had social classes, a government, laws, leaders,
    and a tax system. Religion was also an important
    aspect of the Ancient Egyptian society.
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