Egyptian Webquest



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Welcome to Ancient Egypt, The Gift of the Nile!  This civilization began some 5,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River in Northern Africa.  It flourished for some 3,000 years; longer than most other civilizations in world history.  Egyptian history begins around 3300 B.C. , when Egyptians had enough symbols in their writing to record history.  Around this time, an Egyptian king named Menes, united Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt into a single kingdom.  No other civilization would compete with the magnificent building, its wealth, or its long centuries of peace.  To a large extent, this is because other civilizations did not have Egypt’s main advantage – it’s river.  The Nile River, the world’s longest river, is said to bring Egypt to life as the land is often referred to as “The Gift of the Nile.”  The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile had some mysterious powers that brought life to a barren desert region.  All of Egypt depended on the Nile for water, food, and transportation.  The Egyptians tied all of their daily activities to their beliefs in many gods.  They had a god or goddess for their activities, their nature, and their pharaohs.   The term “pharaoh” means “one who lives in the palace.”  The Egyptians addressed their pharaoh as though he were a god.  They believed that by serving the gods, then the pharaoh helped the sun to rise in the morning and the Nile to flood at the end of each summer.  The pharaoh’s main task was to build and maintain temples for the gods and for his own burial. 


You are working with a partner as either an archaeologist or a talk show host.   Together,  you will broadcast an in-depth, 2 to 3 minimum Talk Show  to present your script, slide presentation and Egyptian Artifact.

Tasks to be accomplished include:

1.) Research Notes about your topic (minimum 2 pages) 50 pts.
-one shared set of notes on Google Docs include citations
-Include last names in title for notes page
-Include research information and pictures
-Type your name beside your work
-Include website address, page number and the date you read the article.

2.) Talk Show Script - (minimum 2 pages)  50 pts.
a written script of what each of you will say in the talk show. The talk show should be a minimum of 3 minutes in length which is approximately 2 typed pages

3.)Google Slide Presentation- (minimum of 10 slides) 50 pts.
Slide - Presentation should have a minimum of 10 slides including title page and a works cited page.

4.) Artifact 50 pts.
One handmade artifact which reflects the topic of the presentation.
Use materials for artifact from aroud your house.
Artifacts could include:  Egyptian jewelry, a mummy, a sarcophagus, crook and flail, clothing, a pyramid, Egyptian food, a Sphinx replica, Egyptian pottery, clay replicas of Egyptian mythology characters, etc.  Artifacts must be 3D.  

5. Present your Talk Show, Slides, and Artifact on the Talk Show day:) 25 pts. 


Possible Resources

Here are some helpful resources for your WebQuest:



1.)Research your topic

Each participate will research websites on Ancient Egypt in order to gain information for the Talk Show Script, Slide Presentation and the Egyptian artifacts.  Choose a WebQuest topic: 

     The Nile River and the geography of Egypt

      Daily life in Ancient Egypt

     Famous Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    The Great Pyramids of Giza

     Hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols

     Egyptian Mythology

2.)Use Google Docs to record research notes and identify websites used. Cite your Website in parentheses. Include web address, page/pages used and the date you read the information.  (You will need this info for your Citation Page in your Slides.)

3.)Work with partner to write a dialogue script of the Talk Show.

4.)Design visual support in Google Slides that flows with your Talk Show. (minimum of 10 slides including title slide and Works Cited slide)

5.) Create Egyptian Artifact.  We will discuss several options to help you make your artifact.



Student pairs will present Research Notes, Talk Show Scripts, Presentations in Google Slides, and Egyptian Artifacts.   









Completes all research areas (20 points)

Completes most research (16 points)

Complete a portion of research (12 points)

Little research effort (0 – 10 oints)

Lab Participation


100% (10 points)

Participation 75% (7points)

Participation 50 % (5points)

No participation

(0 credit)

Interview questions/answers
 for talk show script

5 related questions (20 points)

4 related questions (16 points)

3 related questions (12 points)

No questions

(0 credit)

Google Slide 

Title slide and 8 related slides (50 points)

Title slide and 6 related slides (40 points)

Title slide and 4 related slides (30 points)

Title slide and 2 related slides (20-0 points)


Egyptian Artifact

 Relating to Ancient Egypt, creative, neat, must be student made (50 points)  Effort and creativity average
 (40 -30 points)
 Effort and creativity less than average (30-20 points)  Effort and creativity with very little effort (10-0 points)