Week 7: Ancient Egyptian Transportation & Agriculture
READ: K – 5: Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
6 – 8: Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
- What river was the lifeline of Ancient Egypt? (Nile)
- How did most people travel in Egypt? (walking or by boat)
- What were most boats made of? (Papyrus reeds)
- What were larger boats made of and who were they for? (wood; for Pharoah and for carrying supplies)
- Did their boats have sails? (yes)
Questions for grades 6-8:
- What famous canal did the Egyptians build? (Suez Canal)
- What was it for? (connected Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea)
- Why did Ancient Egyptians need to irrigate the land? (keep it fertile & from drying out)
- Besides the Suez Canal, what other water projects did they build? (dams & other canals)
K – 5: Make a boat using the instructions on page 58 of Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt.
6 – 8: Find a picture of an ancient Egyptian boat on the internet by CLICKING HERE and draw it; then label it as a Pharoah’s vessel or one for a common laborer.
Copyright January 26th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette