Ancient Egypt-WideHorizon Education Resources
Would you like to hear about Shaab and her husband Khannon? They live in the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis. Khannon is a business man importing timber for buildings in Egypt. Lately, because the capital has been moved from Akhetaten to Thebes, there is much building. Shaab and Khannon have become quite wealthy.
A painting from the walls of the tomb of Sennedjem, a wealthy man of the 20th dynasty. It is used for an assignment in the WER Unit on Egypt. The assignment guides students to interpret the illustration, make generalizations, draw inferences, and make predictions.
You can meet Shaab in our Teaching Unit on Egypt. You read about how she prepares to entertain many of Khannon’s business contacts at a weekend party. She has the responsibility of organizing the entertainment, planning the meals and seeing that everything goes smoothly. We learn about Shaab’s jewelry, makeup and customs, and soon understand that her problems, joys and pleasures are much the same as those of women of today.
Content of this lesson
The lesson contains a story Shaab, the Nobleman’s Wife together with a detailed Guided Reading assignment. There are activities for designing party invitations and menues and preparing a menu based on the foods available in Ancient Egypt. The lesson also contains an assignment on fashion and beauty, and another on the role of women in Ancient Egypt.
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WideHorizon Education Resources – Ancient Egypt
Module 1: Gift of the Nile
Module 2: Beliefs and Practices
Module 3: Life in Ancient Egypt
Module 4: New Kingdom
Example of content from Module 3 Lesson 3
Students carry out an in-depth study of papyrus. From text and drawings they learn how papyrus is made.
Each student is supplied with a sample of authentic papyrus imported from Egypt.
The papyrus has on it an outline that they paint, thus creating a personal record.
Language Arts: Students are required to create an instruction manual for making papyrus, thus giving practice in writing verbs in the imperative mood (commands).
Research: Students are required to research other uses for the papyrus plant.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students are asked to compare and contrast the papyrus used by the Egyptians and the clay tablets used by the Mesopotamians.
Egypt (4 Modules) includes 8 stories with readability levels, 4 guided reading assignments, 1 drama, 1 readers theatre, 24 activity sheets, 4 assignments targeted for monitoring and assessment, 3 map activities, 16 illustrated information sheets, 15 blackline masters, 4 review exercises, 3 colored reproductions, 17 teacher lesson guideline sheets, 4 monitoring and assessment guideline sheets.
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