This activity combines three topics - nonfiction reading, Ancient Egypt, and economics! Kids read the passage about the natural resources that were used in Ancient Egypt. Then they answer 6 comprehension questions where they are prompted to go back to the text to highlight or underline where they found their answers. Finally they do an economics activity where they have to figure out which good or service is produced from the natural, capital, and human resources given. They can use clues from the nonfiction passage to help them. I also included a simple glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary words at the bottom of the page to help them as well. The last page is an answer key for the economics activity.
This activity would work well after a minilesson on using natural, capital, and human resources to produce goods and services. It could then be used as independent practice, in stations or centers, or as a whole class discussion.
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