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Friday, October 17, 2014

Goodbye Mesopotamia

Monday: Mesopotamian Presentations
Tuesday: Quick Quiz- Mesopotamia
Wednesday- Intro to Egypt


Ancient EGYPT Overview

Essential Questions
  • How does geography influence the way people live?
  • What makes a culture unique?
  • Why do civilizations rise and fall?
Questions to explore:
  • why the Nile River was important to the ancient Egyptians
  • characteristics of ancient Egyptian religion and society
  • factors that led to the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptian empire
  • how Kush and Egypt influenced each other
Students will be able to:
  • compare information on populations of the Fertile Crescent and Nile River valley
  • describe a main agricultural product and its economic effect on ancient Egypt
  • predict how the Nile River affected Egyptian life
  • analyze the predictions about how the Nile River affected Egyptian life
  • analyze how belief in the afterlife influenced ancient Egyptian life
  • describe ancient Egyptian social classes
  • analyze life from the perspective of one of ancient Egypt’s social classes
  • organize information on a pharaoh’s responsibilities
  • analyze visuals from Egypt’s golden age
  • describe an empire and how it is built
  • identify reasons Egypt reached the height of its power
  • write a description of characteristics of a pharaoh
  • explain how the pharaoh contributed to the rise and fall of the Egyptian empire
  • analyze the exchange of goods and ideas among Kush, Egypt, and Assyria
  • illustrate the trade relationship between Kush and its trading partners

NCSS Standards

NCSS Standards covered in "Ancient Egypt and Kush"
1  CULTURE
4. That the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a culture form an integrated system that helps shape the activities and ways of life that define a culture
3  PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
1. The theme of people, places, and environments involves the study of the relationships between human populations in different locations and geographic phenomena such as climate, vegetation, and natural resources
7. Human modifications of the environment
4  INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY
3. How factors such as physical endowment, interests, capabilities, learning, motivation, personality, perception, and beliefs influence individual development and identity
5  INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS
7. That institutions may promote or undermine social conformity
9. That groups and institutions influence culture in a variety of ways
8  SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
2. Society often turns to science and technology to solve problems
4. Science and technology have had both positive and negative impacts upon individuals, societies, and the environment in the past and present
5. Science and technology have changed peoples' perceptions of the social and natural world, as well as their relationship to the land, economy and trade, their concept of security, and their major daily activities


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