Set up five workstations around the room to teach about ancient Egyptian pyramids

Set up five workstations around the room to teach about ancient Egyptian pyramids

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This lesson on Ancient Egypt and the great pyramid of Giza is for a third grade class of about twenty students. It follows the Academic Standards for History by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, (8.4. World History 3.b) Learning Objectives After completing this lesson, students will be able to: Explain the meaning of the word Archeologist Explain the meaning of the word Cartouche Explain the meaning of the word Artifact Explain an example of size and scale of the pyramids Discuss the purpose of pyramids Identify certain Egyptian hieroglyphs and recognize their meanings and uses Become familiar with aspects of ancient Egyptian culture Explain what a symbol is and use symbols to represent words and thoughts Discuss different ways of representing ideas and conveying them to others Guiding Questions for Discussion: What are some ways people have used to communicate in the past and the present? What kind of a person would have such a great structure as the Giza Pyramid built? (Proud? Self-important?, Powerful?, Wanting to be remembered?) The pyramids contained rooms that were filled with expensive objects that were buried with the pharaohs—furniture, jewelry, games, even food! Why did the pharaohs need such things? (For use in the afterlife, the world the pharaoh went to after he died.) Set up five workstations around the room to teach about ancient Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics, Pyramid builders and cartouches. 1 – Time Line on Ancient Egypt
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A) History of Ancient Egypt B) Map, Geography C) Nile D) Audio of Zaahri Hawass on what is Archeology E) Notes on Egypt for notebook 2 – Cartouche A) Notes on what is a cartouche B) Children asked to name their group C) Children construct a cartouche with the given name of group. 1) Can create their own symbols
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Set up five workstations around the room to teach about ancient Egyptian pyramids

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