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RILS Plan: Ancient Egypt: Truth on the Nile

Relevant and Innovative Learning Scenario developed as an overview of the African continent.
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Rosetta Cash

on 27 July 2011

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Transcript of RILS Plan: Ancient Egypt: Truth on the Nile

RILS PLAN ANCIENT EGYPT:
TRUTH ON THE NILE PROJECT TARGET AUDIENCE 24 Teachers, graduate and/or
undergraduate students OBJECTIVES Participants will be able to: Analyze the myths and stereotypes about Ancient Egypt

Develop a greater understanding of the geography of Africa and Ancient Egyptian history and culture

Apply what is learned to teach more effectively about Ancient Egypt

Develop an enhanced appreciation for diverse cultures Survey the political, cultural, and social history of ancient Egypt:
Neolithic to Roman Conquest (7000-30 BCE) Materials:
• Computers / laptops
• Internet resource list
• Digital / video camera
• Maps of Africa
• Images of Ancient Egypt
• Ancient Egyptian literature Web 2.0 Tools: Prezi - http://prezi.com A web based presentation tool that also facilitatesreal-time team meetings and collaboration. Procedure: 2. Each team will include aspects of the following information in their research:
Geography of Africa
Anthropological origins and ethnicities
Political and historical development
Language: Hieroglyphics
Social institutions
Status of women
Belief systems
Daily life activities 3. Each team member will relate their knowledge about Ancient Egypt and their specific area prior to beginning their research
This information will be submitted as a video 1 and catalogued by the team leader 4. Each team will conduct research on their respective category utilizing but not limited to Internet websites. 5. Teams will identify resources: universities, museums, organizations, and websites 6. Begin with an overview of the geography of the continent of Africa and Egypt 7. Each group will contribute to the creation of a timeline from 7000 – 332 BCE. 8. The team will also consider how the modern west interprets Egypt as a major contributor to the development of western civilization 9. Each team is to include images and/or video clips to support their research
10. All teams are to utilize the meeting function within prezi to collaborate in real-time
11. Each team member will review their initial statement of what they knew about Africa before they began their research and create a video (2) discussing what they have learned and how this new information has changed their perspective. Social Participation: • Participants will be grouped into eight teams and will be assigned specific categories of geographical locations.
• Individual teams will collaborate on their respective areas.
• All teams will collaborate on the creation and production of the timeline. Making Connections: Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and discuss their individual viewpoint and knowledge about Africa and Ancient Egypt before and after the project. They will be able to connect with persons at universities, museums, and organizations who can serve as resources for their research. Create / Produce: Each participant will create a pre and post reflective video discussing what they knew about ancient Egypt and what they learned as a result of the project. 1. Each team is responsible for one of the following time
periods:
Protodynastic & Early Dynastic: 3100 - 2686 BCE
Old Kingdom: 2686 - 2160 BCE
First Intermediate Period: 2160 - 2040 BCE
Middle Kingdom: 2040 - 1633 BCE
Second Intermediate Period: 1786 - 1558 BCE
New Kingdom: 1558 - 1085 BCE
Third Intermediate Period: 1085 - 656 BCE
Saite Renaissance: 664 - 525 BCE
Late Dynastic Period: 525 - 330 BCE
Foreign Domination: 332 - 30 BCE Formulate opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and students

Demonstrate an awareness of universities, museums, organizations, and websites that enrich instruction about Africa and Ancient Egypt

Create a presentation that includes a timeline using the Web 2.0 tool, Prezi ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Individual input & initiative
Depth & breadth of project content and presentation
Images and/or videos
Collaboration
Use of Web 2.0 tools
Research, resources, sources
Writing, presentation, & style Based on the following: Each team will contribute content to a prezi presentation about the history and culture of Ancient Egypt via an historical timeline. Relevant & Innovative
Learning Scenario
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