While ancient Egyptian history has traditionally been divided into periods of kingdoms with intermediate periods of decline, only recently has that cycle of its history been linked with the Nile's cycles of regular and irrigular floods. This lesson graphically and clearly shows how human history and natural history dovetailed in the case of Egypt. This, of course can be a lead-in to discussion on the environment and our dependence on it.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. This packet also contains a student reading and flowchart.
At the end of the Powerpoint the flowchart automatically unfolds again, this time one second at a time. The dynamic “animated” nature of this feature can serve as a quick review that keeps students’ interest.
NOTE: I’m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to a new color scheme over the next year. If I haven’t converted this Powerpoint to the new color scheme, I’ve included the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme on the second slide, so you can convert the other slides. Also, if you buy the old version now, you can e-mail.me so I can give you the updated version when it’s ready, free of charge.
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