- Click on the steps of
pyramid . Select one step from the social pyramid and create an imaginary
person representing that step. Write several journal entries describing that
person's style of living.
- Write a series
of obituaries at least one for an imaginary person from each
step on the social
- Debate an issue of importance
to ancient Egyptian life. (Debating in typical Egyptian dress would be fun.)
Should all citizens of Egypt have the right to be mummified regardless of
the ability to pay? Should women be allowed to become scribes?
- As a whole class, play
the Pharaoh's Fragment game. Then, with a partner, select two other pharaohs
or ancient Egyptian people found on the web site, print a copy of each, cut
the pictures apart and mix them up. Trade with another student and see how
quickly the pictures can be reassembled. Discuss who they were and why they
are important in history.
- Sketch a picture book
depicting Egyptian mythological figures.
- Create a colorful map
depicting the journey Egyptians would take to reach "everlasting paradise."
- Create a mythological
Egyptian god. Illustrate and describe the unique powers this god will possess.
- Write and perform a skit
depicting how a mythological Egyptian god came into being.
- Research how the sun
was connected to ideas of birth and rebirth in the lives of ancient Egyptians.
Present information to the class.
- Under Religion everyday,
read the story
of creation . Then read at least one other story about the sun god, Ra.
Make a list of the various forms the sun god, Ra, took.
- Illustrate a book of
fashions popular in ancient Egypt (men, women, and children from various social
- Create several journal
entries that describe what daily living was like in ancient Egypt for a twelve-year-old
- The scarab was very important
to ancient Egyptians. Discover what this was and make a clay model of a scarab.
- Design a board game that
would be popular with ancient Egyptian children. Write playing instructions
and use pictures from Odyssey.
- Create a newspaper with
articles and illustrations relevant to the people of ancient Egypt.
- Compare and contrast
the roles of males and females in ancient Egypt.
- After reading "How
were mummies made?," write a how-to manual to explain the ancient Egyptian
art of embalming. This could be made into a Power Point presentation.
- Write and perform a play
depicting "A Journey to Eternity."
- Make a model of a mummy
and mummy case out of clay or papier-mache.
- Write a poem describing
how someone might feel when first viewing a pyramid.
- Play the CT
Scan game. Discuss how CT scans are useful today.
- Write a letter to a classmate
using hieroglyphs. See if your classmate can read your message.
- Create a "word search"
- Write a how-to manual
describing how to make papyrus.
- Make paper and fashion
a scroll. Write out a hieroglyphic message.
- Find out what a cartouche
is and make one.
- Create a hieroglyphic
alphabet chart. Include each letter of the alphabet and its corresponding
- Write a play describing
the discovery of King Tut's tomb.
- You have just made an
important archaeological discovery in Egypt. Write a story telling about your
discovery. Illustrations are always helpful.
- You are a reporter transported
back in time. What are the questions you would ask Howard Carter upon his
discovery of King Tut's tomb? What would Mr. Carter's answers be? Prepare
a video presentation if desired.
Ancient Egypt Nubia
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