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Keywords: Egypt, K-6 curriculum

Global Regions: Middle East

Countries: Egypt



Subjects: History and Social Studies

Resource Types: Curriculum

Time Periods: Ancient, Contemporary, Modern, Pre-Modern

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On

Themes: Culture and Society

Levels: Elementary (K-5)

 

Egypt: A Land of Firsts

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This five-part lesson about Egypt is designed to help young students explore the similarities between themselves and the other humans who inhabit our planet.

High on the sands of the Sahara Desert stand the pyramids of Egypt, a visual reminder of a superior civilization that thrived along the Nile River beginning over 7000 years ago. This advanced civilization provided the world with a wealth of learning and inventions. The Middle East also gave birth to three major religions.

If we are to have world peace, we must learn to understand and accept one another. These lessons are designed to help young students explore the similarities between themselves and the other humans who inhabit our planet. It is my hope that this understanding will lead to increased tolerance.

This five part lesson about Egypt is designed for elementary level classrooms, and explores the following lessons:

Lesson One
Egypt: Where Is It and What Is It Like?

Lesson Two
Comparing Communities: How Long Have the Communities of Egypt and the United States Existed?

Lesson Three
Using Artifacts to Uncover Culture: What is This Item and What is its Purpose?

Lesson Four
Earning a Living: Farming and Tourism in Egypt

Lesson Five
Children in Egypt and the United States: What Do We Share?

Each lesson includes background information for the teacher, suggested activities, worksheets, audiovisuals, etc. A bibliography and resource list is enclosed.

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Egypt: A Land of Firsts
 

Produced at: University of Texas at Austin, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Recommended by: Christopher Rose

Length: 5 lessons, 40 pages

Year Produced: 2005

Material: PDF

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