Egyptian Webquest

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG

ANCIENT EGYPT

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INTRODUCTION

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. 

 

 

TASK

You are working with a partner as either an archaeologist or a news reporter.  Together,  you will broadcast an in-depth interview to present recent information and artifacts from Egypt. 

Tasks to be accomplished include:

1.) Research Notes about your topic (minimum 1-2 pages)
-one shared set of notes on Google Docs
-Include last names in title for notes page
-Include research information and pictures
-Type your name beside your work
-Include website urls

2.) News Script - (minimum 1-2 pages)
a written script of what each of you will say in the newscast.
Newscast should be a minimum of 3 minutes in length which is approximately 2 typed pages

3.)Google Slide Presentation-
Slide - Presentation should have a minimum of 10 slides including title page 

4.) Artifact ​(Bonus points - up to a possible of 10 extra points)
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.  

 

Possible Resources

Here are some helpful resources for your Quest:

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/

http://www.ancient-egypt.org/

http://guardians.net/egypt/

http://www.angelfire.com/wi/egypt/

 

 

PROCESS

1.)Research your topic

Each participate will research websites on Ancient Egypt in order to gain information for the interview and artifacts.  Choose a Project topics: 

     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

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

4.)Design visual support in Google Slides (minimum of 10 slides including title slide and imagines 

5.) Create Egyptian Artifact.

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Excellent

Average

Fair

Poor

Research

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

Participation

100% (10 points)

Participation 75% (7points)

Participation 50 % (5points)

No participation

(0 credit)

Interview questions with written script

5 related questions (20 points)

4 related questions (16 points)

3 related questions (12 points)

No questions

(0 credit)

PowerPoint

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)

Newsletter

Interesting, neat, colorful, with at least 4 news article(50 points)

With at least 3 news articles (40 points)

With at least 2 news articles (30 points)

Little or no news articles (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)