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Ancient Egypt Lesson 1 The Nile River Sample Unit

Gay Miller
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  • Internet Activities
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23 Printable + Google Digital Resources
Gay Miller
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).
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Are you looking for a unit to teach Ancient Egypt? Look no further. This unit has it all. Try out the Ancient Egypt Unit with Lesson 1 “The Nile River” to see if it is a good fit for your students. Digital, printable, and interactive activities make this unit both engaging and flexible. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom.

The full Ancient Egypt Unit contains the following for each of its 9 lessons:

The Materials

· vocabulary – A practice page for each lesson is include in both printable and digital versions.

· articles - Read an included article. Articles in both printable and digital versions are included.

· a Google Slides presentation for the teacher with facts to discuss the lesson’s article and embedded Youtube videos (135 slides)

· a Google Slides presentation for students - The presentation contains slides for students to practice lesson vocabulary, take notes on the lesson, and several interactive active slides where students drag words on a map, events on a timeline, and so on.

· a Google Forms quiz for each lesson (9 quizzes) + an end of the Unit Test

· hands-on activity suggestions including crafts and recipes

Additional Resources

· A letter to Parents - This letter explains the unit project students complete at home.

· Project Grading Rubric

· Grading Rubric for the Unit

Lessons Include

Lesson 1 – The Nile River

Lesson 2 – The Birth of the Egyptian Empire

Lesson 3 – Daily Life and the Structure of the Egyptian Society

Lesson 4 – Key Figures

Lesson 5 - Religion

Lesson 6 - Mummification

Lesson 7 - Pyramids

Lesson 8 – Papyrus and Hieroglyphs

Lesson 9 – The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Egyptian Empire

Day #10 – Unit Test and Projects


Check out the units in this series.

Total Pages
23 Printable + Google Digital Resources
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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