A bundle of 19 informational reading text assignments about the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Middle East - their traditions, culture, leaders, and religions. Included are generic venn diagrams and comparison charts if you want to make comparisons between locations. See the preview slides for a complete listing on topics. Includes 2 crossword puzzles based on terms from the readings. A great way to introduce and reinforce the subjects. The readings come from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or as a textbook replacement! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.