Egypt Independent Study Totally 18!

Name: ______

Egypt Independent Study – Totally 18!

You are going to become a scholar of ancient Egypt! Choose how you want to research each topic and become an expert by performing focused research using multiple sources. You must complete at least one activity from each topic and reach a total of 18 points. All work may be continued at home to ensure success.

Topic / 1 point / 2 points / 3 points / Initials, pts
Social Hierarchy/
Specialized Workers / -Looseleaf; JAT
-Read “Egypt’s Social Classes”
-Create social pyramid
-Compare with Meso / -Worksheet; find sources
-Get “Egyptian Society”
-Research jobs listed
-Place jobs in hierarchy
-On back, write how at least 5 jobs use technology / -Worksheet; packet
-Complete “Social Status Comparison” for at least 4 types of people / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Religion / -Worksheet; computer
-Watch creation story
-Complete “Egyptian Religion” using sites on directions sheet / -Worksheets; packets
-Complete “Great Ennaed of Heliopolis” front and back
-Compile list of at least 5 gods using gods chart and gods packets / -Worksheets; packets
-Complete “Great Ennaed of Heliopolis” front and back
-Compile list of at least 10 gods / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Writing / -Worksheet;
-Read/highlight “Written Language” and complete worksheet
-Write your own message / -Computer; RA
-Use discoveringegypt.com to take Cornell notes on hieroglyphs and write a message to your RA. Translate! / -Packet
-Rosetta Stone DBQ
-Analyze primary sources to draw your own conclusions / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Technology / -Worksheet; trade maps
-Complete “Foreign Trade” worksheet / -PPT; computers
-Use online resources to create 5 slides showing an example of Egyptian technology
-Include resources, descriptions, pictures, and jobs / -Blank paper; find sources
-Create a brochure as an Egyptian trader listing tech, trade routes, & natural resources / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Government / -Blank paper; JAT
-Read “A United Egypt” and make a Venn Diagram comparing Egypt Gov. to Mesopotamian Gov.
-Read pg. 48 & 63 and list 5 jobs of the pharaohs / -Worksheet; HA!; JAT
-Use History Alive and other sources to fill out Pharaoh worksheet
-Use Textbook sources to find reasons for rise and fall of each of the 3 “Kingdoms” / -Worksheet; find sources
-Pharaoh Phacebook
-Use Textbook sources to find reasons for rise and fall of each of the 3 “Kingdoms” / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Advanced Cities / Worksheet; computer
-Use Touropia.com to research at least 6 monuments of ancient Egypt / -Computer
-Use mummies2pyramids.info
-Find location of Great pyramid, sphinx, Karnak, Abu Simbel, and the Valley of the Kings
-Use other web sources to find facts about these monuments / -PPT; computer
-discoveringegypt.com
-Use to make a PPT pres. describing 5 monuments!
-Use atlas pages to find cities and monuments / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
Culture / -PPT; computer
-Go to historylink101.com to find info on culture
-Create a PPT including 5 cultural elements as well as 5 details about mummies / -Looseleaf; find sources
-Create an acrostic poem titled “Egyptian Daily Life”
-Use “Domestic Life” and mummy books to include info about both / -Worksheet; packet
-Complete “Social Status Comparison” for at least 2 people
-Use Mummy books to take Cornell notes / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______
History and Empires / -Looseleaf; JAT
-Read and answer section review questions:
Section 1 - #7
Section 3 - #1-6
Section 4 - #1-3 / -Blank paper; find sources
-Create a timeline of at least 20 significant events, with at least 5 in each of the “Kingdoms”
-Title each event, but include a picture or extra sentence for each / -Worksheet; Projector
-Work with RA to use maps and answer questions on worksheet
-Research rise and fall of each “Kingdom” / GQs: ______
You: ______
Mr. V ______

Planner - Track your research. Grade yourself based on the rubric and self-rating chart.

Date / Topic and activity / Summarize what you learned / Self- grade
12/9
12/10
12/11
12/12
12/15
12/16
12/17
12/18
12/19
12/22
1/5
1/6
1/7
1/8
1/9

Research Assistant:

As a scholar, you must know how to work with others and, just as importantly, the RIGHT others to work with. You may choose a research assistant with whom you can work together on a maximum of 4 topics. Your RA must be someone at your own table and your partnership must be PRODUCTIVE! Choose your RA wisely and complete the questions below:

Your Research Assistant: ______Topics researched: ______

Why did you choose this RA? ______

What do you both promise to do in order to benefit from this partnership and project? ______

______

Self-Rating Chart - After you finish, complete this chart. Be honest; the point is to improve at this stuff

Category / Self-Rating / How can you improve?
Overall / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Time Management / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Work Ethic / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Goal Setting/Accomplishing / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Reading comprehension – A. Books
B. Technology / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Researching skills - A. Books
B. Technology / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Knowledge Gained / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Egypt Independent Study – Essential Questions

Geography

1.  How did geography influence settlement, trade, technology, and sustainability?

Social Hierarchy/Specialized Workers

1.  Compare and contrast social hierarchies of Egypt and Mesopotamia, including the role of free men, women, slaves, and foreigners

Religion

1.  What was the impact of religion on daily life, government, and culture?

2.  What was the role of religion in unifying and centrally governing expanding territories?

Writing/record keeping

1.  How did the development of written language transform all aspects of life? (How was writing used and how did it allow other aspects of civilization to develop?)

Technology

1.  How did technological advancements lead to greater economic specialization, improved weaponry, trade, and the development of a class system?

Government

1.  What factors led to the rise and fall of ancient river valley civilizations?

2.  How was government established and what did it accomplish?

Advanced Cities

1.  How did trade routes impact urbanization, transportation, communication, and international trade centers?

2.  How are the monuments of Egypt representative of their advanced cities and culture?

Culture

1.  How did people live in ancient Egypt? (what made their culture unique and what were their lives like?)

Scoring Rubric

Element / A: God-King / B. High official / C. Skilled Laborer / D. Indentured servant
Topic Activities / Topic activities are completed and requirements fulfilled to at least 90% / Topic activities are completed and requirements fulfilled to at least 80% / Topic activities are completed and requirements fulfilled to at least 70% / Topic activities are completed and requirements fulfilled to at least 60%
Guiding Questions / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 90% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 80% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 70% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 60% accuracy
Essential Questions / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 90% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 80% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 70% accuracy / Thoroughly answers question; presents and supports an argument with specific details using precise vocab to 60% accuracy
Presentation/
Organization / Materials are organized, labeled with name date period and title, and kept neat to 90% satisfaction / Materials are organized, labeled with name date period and title, and kept neat to 80% satisfaction / Materials are organized, labeled with name date period and title, and kept neat to 70% satisfaction / Materials are organized, labeled with name date period and title, and kept neat to 60% satisfaction
Self-Direction/
Participation / Packet requirements followed, class time on-task, resources taken care of, good teamwork or behavior 90% of the time / Packet requirements followed, class time on-task, resources taken care of, good teamwork or behavior 80% of the time / Packet requirements followed, class time on-task, resources taken care of, good teamwork or behavior 70% of the time / Packet requirements followed, class time on-task, resources taken care of, good teamwork or behavior 60% of the time

Process Checklist:

_____1. Read ENTIRE assignment sheet

_____2. Write your “Topic and activity” of focus in the planner chart below

_____3. Read the EQ and GQs for that topic. Keep these in mind when completing activities

_____4. Use the directions sheet to find exactly what to do

_____5. Get all materials necessary for that activity

_____6. Complete the activity

_____7. Check your work against the directions and your rubric to make sure it’s done right

_____8. Do any further research necessary to FULLY answer the GQs for that topic

_____9. Complete the GQs for that topic – Be direct and fill your answers with specific details!

_____10. Check it off your list

_____11. Repeat steps 3-10 until each topic is completed and you have at least 12 points

_____12. You must hand in your GQ list on ALL collection days