Thursday, October 14, 2010

Engineering an Empire: Egypt

We began watching a video today in class. If you want to watch parts that we skipped due to time, here is the You Tube link for the program. It is in 10 parts...
Engineering an Empire: Egypt on You Tube

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Egypt Unit

In class, we are reading the book Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure:Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Lila Perl. Along with this, we are answering questions which will be turned in. After we complete this non-fiction book, we will be working for 2 weeks on our Egypt books. I have scheduled computer lab time for research and for typing. Students are required to read and answer questions on each page they are creating, develop a table of contents and glossary, and to decorate each page as they wish (to go along with the theme). Instructions packets were passed out to students last Friday (10/8). These books will be due on Friday, 10/29. To the right in the Online Resources list, I have updated links to Egyptian sites that are informational and fun. I recommend that students start with these sites and move on to more complex or specific information if they wish.