Are you looking for a unit to teach Ancient Egypt? Look no further. This unit has it all. Digital, printable, and interactive activities make this unit both engaging and flexible.
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Ancient Egypt Unit Routine
This unit contains nine lessons on Ancient Egypt. Each lesson follows the same routine. Day 10 is set aside for a unit test. Also, students present individual or group projects on Day 10.
Activity #1 – Ancient Egypt Vocabulary
First, present the vocabulary words. Definitions are included in the Google Slide presentation to help with this.
Next have students practice using the words.
Paper Option #1 – Students create a vocabulary card for each word.
Digital Option #2 – The vocabulary practice pages in Google Slides have a box on the left sides of the pages for students to type definitions.
Finally, students complete a practice exercise found in the vocabulary booklet. A digital option is found in Google Slides.
Activity #2 – Read Ancient Egyptian Article
Next, have students read the assigned article(s). You have three options for presenting this article to students.
- Have students read the assignment online on my website. One advantage to this is the website contains extra pages that are not presented using the other two methods. This is great for differentiated instruction as you can assign additional reading material for more advanced students. Another advantage is students go directly to the website to read. This means no downloading to Google Drive or making printable copies.
- The articles are provided as Google Slides. Only the focus articles are provided. These articles contain text boxes, so students can highlight and/or add notes to the articles.
- A printable of the article is provided. This is the best option if you don’t have individual devices. Printables are also great to have in case the Internet is down or working slowly.
Activity #3 – Ancient Egypt Discussion with Note Taking
The unit includes a Google Slide presentation with accompanying slides for note-taking for each lesson. The presentation aids in the discussion of the article. It emphasizes important details in the lesson. On the handout, students write or type notes [depending on which version you opt to use] in a “Graffiti Notes” [also referred to as “Doodle Notes”] exercise.
Activity #4 – Technology Integration
At the end of each Google Slide presentation, videos present the same material in short clips. [Note: I have no control over people removing their videos from the Internet. Because of this, I provided more than one video option for each lesson.] I find that presenting the lesson’s information using different media really aids in student retention of the material.
Activity # 5 – Quiz
A short quiz is provided for each lesson. You’ll find both Google Forms and printable versions. Depending on the level of your students, this can be an open-notes or closed-notes quiz.
Activity # 6 – Hands-On Activity
Activity 6 includes hands-on activities that work with the lesson. Some lessons include interactive Google Slides where students move pieces around. Students label maps, make timelines, etc. Some lessons contain links to sections of my website where students can complete online crossword puzzles, play hangman, and so on. Other lessons include craft suggestions and recipes that can be done in the classroom. I like to include at least two short crafts or one longer craft for each unit.
- A Letter to Parents – This letter contains a link to projects created by my students for students to get ideas.
- Project Grading Rubric
- Grading Rubric for the Unit