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Ancient Egypt Webquest

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Alicia Cuomo

on 18 October 2012

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Ancient Egypt Webquest Today, we are going to begin learning about Ancient Egypt! Pyramid tombs like the one below hold clues that have helped modern archeologists understand how Egyptians lived nearly 4,500 years ago. Introduction The Task The Process Conclusion In this Webquest, you're going to be assigned a color. Depending on this color, you will be an EXPERT EXPLORER of one of the following topics: Egyptian architecture, mummies, daily life, or inventions.
Once you've completed your investigation, you will meet with students who studied a different subject area and share your findings.

By the end of this Webquest, hopefully you'll be excited to learn more about each of these topics and continue our unit on Ancient Egyptian Civilization! What will you be an EXPERT EXPLORER of? Follow the sets of instructions for your assigned topic ONLY. ARCHITECTURE Now, visit this website to virtually explore a coffin, a mummy, and canopic jars.
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/explore/main.html MUMMIES DAILY LIFE INVENTIONS Based on the video, answer the following questions:
1. Why did the Egyptians build pyramids?
2. Why were there hidden tunnels leading to the Pharaoh's tomb?
3. Why are the pyramids important to archeologists and Egyptians today? Watch this video about the Pyramid of Cheops:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html Visit this website and click both the EMBALMING and WRAPPING links to learn step-by-step about how Ancient Egyptians buried the dead.
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/story/main.html As you read, record 3 things you found out, 2 interesting things, and 1 question you still have.
USE THE 3-2-1 WORKSHEET ON THE FRONT DESK Hieroglyphics are a system of picture-writing invented and used by Ancient Egyptians.

Visit this website to learn about hieroglyphics.
http://www.mrdowling.com/604-rosettastone.html Hieroglyphics are only one of many Egyptian inventions.
The following website describes 10 Egyptian inventions.

CLICK http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm

Choose ONE invention.
Then, write 3 things you found out, 2 interesting things, and 1 question you still have about this invention.
USE THE 3-2-1 WORKSHEET ON THE FRONT TABLE. Visit this website to learn about daily life in Egypt. Make sure that you also click on STORY and EXPLORE on the bottom of the page.


Then, write 3 things you found out, 2 interesting things, and 1 question you still have about daily life in Egypt.
USE THE 3-2-1 WORKSHEET ON THE FRONT TABLE. This website describes daily life in Ancient Egypt by talking about family life, marriage, food and cooking, cosmetics, hair, jewelry, clothing, housing and furniture, entertainment, and government. Choose ONE of these bold topics, read the descriptive paragraph, and write 2-3 sentences about what you learned. Evaluation
Now you're an expert explorer of Ancient Egyptian architecture, inventions, mummies, or daily life!

I'm going to divide the class into groups of four. Each group will have one EXPERT for each topic. .

In groups, you will share your findings and WORK TOGETHER to create a poster that will communicate the most interesting things you learned today.
Finally, each group will present their poster to the rest of the class. Conclusion Great job! Today you explored the internet to learn about Ancient Egyptian civilization, worked together to create a summarizing poster, and practiced your presentation skills. Hopefully this Webquest has gotten you excited to learn about Ancient Egypt in more detail! An archeologist is a scientist who digs for evidence like tools and pottery to learn about ancient groups of people. A tomb is a grave, usually one that is enclosed in stone or cement. This is a photograph of a Pharaoh's (a king of ancient Egypt's) tomb. Now, visit this website and launch the interactive 3-D tour to virtually explore the pyramids! Evaluation Rubric
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