EGYPTIAN MAP PUZZLE
Directions: Follow the steps below to label your map with the locations below.
- Label the names of the physical and political locations of Egypt listed below in pencil
Physical Geography / Political Geography
Bodies of Water (Color Blue)
- The Nile River
- Nile Delta
- Red Sea
- Mediterranean Sea -
Deserts (Color Red/ Brown)
- Sahara Desert
- Arabian Deserts
- Libyan Desert
- Nubian Desert
- Lower Egypt (Draw crops)
- Upper Egypt (Draw Mountains)
- Sinai Peninsula
- Fertile Region (Color Green)
- Draw an arrow that shows which way the Nile River flows / Regions
- Towards Israel (Draw Arrows)
- Towards Kush/Nubia (Draw Arrows)
Cities (Place a dot where the cities go)
- Valley of Kings
- Draw and label compass
- Trace labels with black maker
- Color your map but make sure you can still read everything you labeled.
- Cut map into 6-10 pieces. Write SR# on the back of each piece in case you loose one.
- Glue your pieces to a construction paper like an ancient artifact you put back together.
- Label the map with the following:
Title: Ancient Egyptian Map
Name, Date, Period, and SR# (bottom right corner)
MAP RUBRIC4 / All locations are labeled cleanly, in the correct location, and with color. Student shows specific attention to detail and creatively expresses the subtle differences in the land. Map demonstrates a higher level of realism and professionalism, and can be used as a guide to teach others.
3 / All locations are labeled cleanly, in the correct location, and with color. Map is free of spelling errors and all labels are visible and legible.
2 / All locations are labeled in correct location and spelling is accurate. Lacks color, creativity, and overall professionalism.
1 / Labels are not correct or incomplete. Map is incomplete.
Egyptian Geography Short Answer Question
Standard: 6.2-1 Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlements and early civilizations.
Question: How did geography allow for permanent settlement in Egypt?
Directions: Identify 3 geographic features of Ancient Egypt and write a paragraph that explains how geography allowed for permanent settlement in Ancient Egypt.
Essay Rubric4 / Contains more than 3 geographic features and makes deeper connections. Explains in depth the significance of each geographic feature, and clearly links them to the characteristics of a civilization. Spelling, grammar, and academic vocabulary are of professional quality.
3 / Gives evidence of at least 3 geographic features specific to Egypt and connects each feature to a detailed explanation of how it allowed for permanent settlement. It elaborates on the significance of the geography specifically to Egyptian uses. Uses academic language and free of major grammar and spelling errors.
2 / 3 Geographic features are present but lacks specific evidence or a detailed explanation of the way each geographic feature allowed for permanent settlement.
1 / Not all 3 geographic features are present. Short answer essay is incomplete.