Ancient Egypt     
Jeffrey Furqueron



Web Resources

Tour of Egypt

Daily Life

Religion of Ancient Egypt

The British Museum

Medicine of Ancient Egypt

Great Pyramid of Giza


The Great Pharaohs

Supplementary Materials


Ancient Egypt

Fact Book

The Fact Book contains many pages of information on the Egyptian's way of life.  Open the Fact Book at its present location when asked!

An Ancient Hunt

Which Crown Should I Choose Cartouche ABC Book 


Pharaoh Report



Students will gain an understanding of the geographical and socio-economical changes of ancient Egypt. Students develop their research and critical thinking skills as they  visit a variety of web sites to learn about the different aspects of the Ancient Egyptians. In a culminating activity they will research and write a report that describes important dates, events, and inventions during the reign of their chosen pharaoh.

      Subject:                                      Social Studies
      Topic:                                          Ancient Egypt
      Grade                                           Level: 6th Grade

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Standards Addressed:

 Sixth Grade History / Social Science: 

         Focus on Ancient Egypt

6.2  Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.

1. Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations.

2. Trace the development of agricultural techniques that permitted the production of economic surplus and the emergence of cities as centers of culture and power.

3. Understand the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Egypt.

4. Trace the evolution of language and its written forms.

Research, Evidence, and Point of View

    1. Students frame questions that can be answered by historical study and research. 
    2. Students assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions from them.
Historical Interpretation
1. Students assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions from them.


Instructional Objectives: 
1. Students will be able to use the Internet to research several given topics.

 2. Students will be able to analyze the social structure of ancient Egypt by comparing it with the levels of a pyramid.

3. Students will be able to explain and describe three important achievements of the Egyptians during the New Kingdom period.

4. Students will be able to analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources.

5. Students will be able to understand the historical period and create an illustrated timeline.

6. Students will be able to explain the importance of the Rosetta Stone to our  understanding of the history of ancient Egypt. 

7. Students will be able to create a written report about a pharaoh in the ancient Egyptian era that describes important dates, events, and inventions during his or her reign.

Enabling Activities
  1. An Ancient Web Hunt: Students will use the Internet as a research tool as they explore secondary and primary sources about Ancient Egypt. Students will concentrate their research around the following areas: Daily Life, Social Pyramid, Religion, Writing System, Inventions, and Primary Source Documents. Students will fill in the research worksheet as they visit the different sites.
  2. Which Crown Should I Choose:  Students will make a comparison of Lower and Upper Egypt. Students will use their comparison worksheet to help them develop an understanding of the differences between Northern and Southern Egypt. 
  3. Cartouche: Students will examine the beginnings of the Egyptian writing system. They will also discover how the rest of the world learned to break the Egyptian code. Students will use their cartouche worksheet to create pictographs of their names to illustrate how the Egyptian alphabet worked. 
  4. ABC Book: Students will fill out an ABC worksheet on new words they learned throughout the Unit. They will create an ABC book of Egyptian words with a well written paragraph explaining how each word fits into Egyptian culture.
Culminating Activity 
Pharaoh Report: Students will use all of the information they have gathered to create an informational report on the reign of the ruler they have chosen to research.
Several assessment measures will be used to determine students' growth for this unit. Each activity has an assessment component. In addition, there is a posttest for the entire unit.

Assessment Rubrics and Tests



Last Revised: 05/16/2001  Libby Elementary
 423 W. Redondo Drive Oceanside, CA 92078
 Jeffrey Furqueron