Category Archives: Ancient Egypt

The Rosetta Stone

Week 10: The Rosetta Stone

.

View K – 3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg4K8nQzvio

4 – 5:  Do BOTH of the following: 

6 – 8:   Read Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue (Whole book)

 Discuss: 

  • What famous stone did Napoleon’s army find? (Rosetta stone)
  • How many scripts were on the stone? (3)
  • Why were scholars excited about the stone? (The wanted to find out what the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs meant.)
  • Who finally was able to translate the Egyptian in the stone? (Jean Francois Champollion)

Questions for Grades 4 & up:

  • What famous stone did Napoleon’s army find? (Rosetta stone)
  • Why was it named that? (Found in a town called Rosetta)
  • Why did Napoleon and the English want it? (wanted to be the 1st to discover the meaning of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs)
  • Why did they believe this stone would help them find out what the hieroglyphs meant? (It was written in 3 languages: Ancient Egyptian, Demotic, & Greek.   Scholars could read the Greek.)
  • Who finally was able to translate the Egyptian in the stone? (Jean Francois Champollion)
  • What was a cartouche? (Symbol put around Egyptian hieroglyph names)
  • Why did he start translating names first? (easy to find because of cartouches)
  • Once Champollion was able to read the Rosetta stone, what did people want to use the knowledge of Ancient Egyptian to do? (read the words written all over the statues and remains of Egypt – to find out all about ancient Egypt’s history, which is why we know it today!)

Questions for Grades 6 & up:

  • What did Ancient Egyptians use for paper? (papyrus)
  • Name the 3 different scripts on the Rosetta stone? (Hieroglyphs, demotic script, & Greek)
  • T/F Hieroglyphs used punctuation marks?( F)
  • T/F Hieroglyphs could be written in any direction. (T)

 Activities: 

 K – 3:  Write your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs worksheet: http://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Hieroglyphics.pdf

 4 – 6: Write your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs worksheet: http://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Hieroglyphics.pdf  AND Rosetta stone worksheet: http://www.montgomery.k12.nc.us/cms/lib07/NC01000976/Centricity/Domain/634/the-rosetta-stone-worksheet.pdf

 7 – 8:  Complete all of the following:

  1. Write your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs worksheet: http://www.kidspuzzlesandgames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Hieroglyphics.pdf AND
  2. Rosetta stone worksheet: http://www.montgomery.k12.nc.us/cms/lib07/NC01000976/Centricity/Domain/634/the-rosetta-stone-worksheet.pdf AND
  3. There were many great discoveries made during the Enlightenment:
  • Copernicus — Heliocentric Theory – Sun center of Solar System.
  • Kepler – Planetary Motion – Planets move in elipses.
  • Galileo – Invented Telescope that could see the heavens – proved that what Copernicus & Kepler said was true (although people still didn’t believe him).
  • Newton – Law of Gravity  – Governs earth & space.
  • Harvey – Circulation of Blood – Blood circulates through body bringing oxygen to the rest of the body.
  • Rosetta Stone – enabled us to discover the history of Ancient Egyptians.

Which of these do you consider the most important discovery of the Enlightenment?  Why?  Explain your answer.

 

Copyright November 11th, 2016 by Gwen Fredette

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt, The Enlightenment & Scientific Revolution

Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers!  Throughout the summer, in response to numerous requests, I will be posting book lists that correspond with each unit study on this U READ Thru History blog.   Following is a list of titles (organized by grade level) that will be used for the Year 1 unit study on Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt (see the tab at the top of this blog).  If your library does not carry these books, you may be able to obtain them through interlibrary loan.  Of course, all of these titles can also be purchased on Amazon.com or abebooks.com.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

– Gwen

Grades K – 3:

  1. Let There Be Light by Pauline Baynes
  2. Adam & Eve story from a children’s Bible
  3. Let There Be Light (Noah’s Ark section only) by Jane Ray
  4. Tower of Babel story in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Abraham by Nest Entertainment or story of Abraham from children’s Bible AND Read: The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon by Martha Rustad (Chp 4 only)
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
  11. Exodus by Brian Wildsmith
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  15. Reread Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  16. Story of Daniel & Story of Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 4:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 5:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 6:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Grades 7 & 8:

  1. Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 & Look up and read about the following on the internet: “Big Bang Theory”, “Day Age Theory”, “Gap Theory”, “Theistic Evolution”, & “Intelligent Design”
  2. Genesis 2:4 – 5:32 AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chapter 2 only)
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Egyptian Mummies: The Brittish Museum by Delia Pemberton
  11. Exodus 3:1 – 14:31
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 51)
  15. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 52 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Copyright July 6th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, Book List, Charlotte Mason

Ancient Mesopotamia/Ancient Egypt Test

WEEK 17:  ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA/ANCIENT EGYPT TEST

NOTE: Following is the Ancient Mesopotamia/Ancient Egypt History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

 

Name: __________________________ Date: ______________

ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA/ANCIENT EGYPT HISTORY TEST

Fill in the blanks with the correct answers:

1.  What did God create on the first day? ___________________________________________

 

2.  What did God create on the second day? ________________________________________

 

3.  What did God create on the third day?    _______________________________________

 

4.  What did God create on the fourth day? _________________________________________

 

5.  What did God create on the fifth day? ___________________________________________

 

6.  What did God create on the sixth day? ___________________________________________

 

7.  What did God do on the seventh day? ___________________________________________

 

8.  What did God use to create Eve? _______________________________________________

 

9.  Why did God send a flood to the earth? __________________________________________

 

10.  How many languages were spoken when people began building the Tower of Babel? _____

 

11. What river was the lifeline of Ancient Egypt? ______________________________________

 

12.  How did most people travel in Egypt?  ______________________________

 

13.  Where were most Egyptian tombs? ____________________________________________

 

14.  What did the Egyptians write on?  __________________________________

 

15.  The finding of what famous stone enabled people to finally understand Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics? _______________________________________________________________

 

16.  Name two of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World? _______________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Circle the letter of the correct answer:

 

17.  The Theory that each day of the Biblical account of Creation was actually thousands or millions of years is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

18.  The Theory that each day of creation was a literal 24 hour day, but there was a gap of thousands or millions of years between the first and second verses of Genesis is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

19.  The Theory that creatures have evolved over time, but God has allowed them to do so is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

20.  The Theory that some great intelligent being began the universe and our earth is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

21.  The Theory that the universe began with a great explosion of matter is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

.

22.  What two rivers are mentioned in the Bible during the Garden of Eden and were part of Ancient Mesopotamia?

A.  Nile River and Euphrates River

B.  Tigris River and Euphrates River

C.  Nile River and Tigris River

D.  Nile River only

 

23.  The Tower of Babel was probably a:

A.  Pyramid

B.  Ziggurat

C.  Sphinx

D.  Pillar

 

24.  Which group living in Mesopotamia probably invented the first writing system?

A.   The Sumerians

B.  The Babylonians

C.  The Egyptians

D.  The Israelites

 

25.  Which of the following was NOT a food the Ancient Egyptians usually ate:

A.  Wheat

B.  Honey

C.  Lambs

D.  Dates

 

26.  Who was the god of all creation? (Hint:  He had the head of a hawk.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

27.  Who was the god of the dead? (Hint:  He had a jackal head.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

28.  Who was the god of the Underworld?

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

29.  Who was the greatest of the goddesses? (Hint: She had a disk and a pair of horns on her head.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

30.  Who was the god of the desert? (Hint:  He had the head of an aardvark.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

31.  Which of the following was NOT a common job of the Ancient Egyptians?

A.  Priests

B.  Farmers

C.  Shepherds

D.  Scribes

 

32.  The Ancient Pyramids were built with:

A.  Stone

B.  Brick

C.  Wood

D. Cement

.

33.  Name two SEAS near Ancient Egypt:

A.  The Dead Sea & the Red Sea

B.  The Nile River and the Red Sea

C.  The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea

D.  The Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea

 

34.  Who was the most famous ruler of Babylon?

A.  Hammurabi

B. King Nebuchadnezzar II

C.  Ramses

D.  Moses

 

35.  Which of the following was NOT true of Nebuchadnezzar?

A.  He built canals.

B.  He built famous gardens.

C.  He built a huge, golden statue.

D.  He built a pyramid.

 

Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false.

 36.  T/F  The Mesopotamians believed in hundreds of gods. ______

37.  T/F Many ancient cultures have different flood stories._______

38.  T/F Moses built an ark to escape the flood. ___________

39.  T/F  The word “babel” means confused. ___________

40.  T/F  Abraham and Sarah thought they were too old to have a baby. _____

41.  T/F  All Egyptians wore make-up. ______

42.  T/F  Judah was the favorite son of Jacob (Israel).  ________

43.  T/F Joseph became a great leader in Egypt. ________

44.  T/F The most famous mummy ever found was of Ramses. ____

45.  T/F Moses wanted to lead God’s people out of Egypt. _______

46.  T/F Most Ancient Egyptians could not read & write. _______

47.  T/F Hieroglyphics can be read from right to left or left to right. ___

48.  T/F  Thieves often robbed the Pharaohs’ tombs soon after they were buried. ________

49.  T/F The first great ruler of Babylon was Hammurabi. _____

50.  T/F Mom loves her kids and is very proud of them. ______

 

 

 

Extra Credit:

Name of 5 of the plagues against the Egyptians for 2 points.  Name all 10 of the plagues for 4 points.

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

 

For 2 points Describe 3 steps in making a mummy:

1.  ______________________________________________________________

2.  ______________________________________________________________

3.  ______________________________________________________________

.

.

ANSWER KEY:

  • 1.  Darkness & Light
  • 2.  Water & Sky
  • 3.  Plants
  • 4.  Sun, Moon, Stars
  • 5.  Fish & Birds
  • 6.  People & Land Animals
  • 7.  Rest
  • 8.  Adam’s rib
  • 9.  Because of Man’s sin
  • 10.  1
  • 11.  Nile
  • 12.  By boat or walking
  • 13.  In the desert
  • 14.  Papyrus
  • 15.  Rosetta Stone
  • 16.  Any two of the following: Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus, Mausoleum, Colossus, Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • 17.  C
  • 18.  D
  • 19.  B
  • 20.  E
  • 21.  A
  • 22. B
  • 23.  B
  • 24.  A
  • 25.  C
  • 26.  A
  • 27.  B
  • 28.  C
  • 29.  D
  • 30.  E
  • 31.  C
  • 32.  A
  • 33.  C
  • 34.  B
  • 35.  D
  • 36. T
  • 37.  T
  • 38.  F
  • 39.  T
  • 40.  T
  • 41.  T
  • 42.  F
  • 43.  T
  • 44.  F
  • 45.  F
  • 46.  T
  • 47.  T
  • 48.  T
  • 49.  T
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit:  10 Egyptian Plagues: Blood, Frogs, Gnats, Flies, Livestock, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, & Firstborn

Extra Credit: 3 steps in Making a Mummy:  1.  Take out inner organs, 2.  Stuff the body with linen, natron (salt), sand & saw dust,  3.  Wrap body with linen (& amulets)

Copyright April 6th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt Overview/Review (Part II)

Week 15: Egypt Overview/Review (Part II)

READ:  K – 3:  Reread Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharaohs by Gail Gibbons

4 – 6:  King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)

7 – 8:  Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 52 – end)
.


DISCUSS (for Grades 4 – 8):

  • What was the “Valley of the Kings?” (remote desert valley where Pharaohs’ tombs were hidden)
  • Who was Tutankhamen? (famous Pharaoh; his untouched tomb was discovered in 1922)
  • Name a famous Pharoah other than Tutankhamen? (Ramses)
  • Why was he so famous? (ruled a long time; successful in battle; successful building program)

ACTIVITIES: K – 8: Using some of the images in your book for help, design a “wall” of Ancient Egyptian paintings.

Copyright March 23rd, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Overview/Review (Part I)

 Week 14: Egypt Overview/Review (Part I)

READ:  K – 3:  Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharaohs by Gail Gibbons

4 – 6:  Ancient Egypt (Kingfisher Voyages) by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)

7 – 8:  Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 51)

.


DISCUSS:

  • On what continent was Ancient Egypt? (Africa)
  • What 2 seas was it near? (Mediterranean & Red Sea)
  • What important river was the lifeline of ancient Egypt? (Nile River)
  • What were kings in ancient Egypt called? (Pharaohs)
  • What were some of the jobs of ancient Egyptians? (priests, chief ministers, monarchs, tradespeople, farmers, laborers, soldiers, slaves)
  • Who wore make-up? (everyone)
  • Were the Egyptians artistic? (yes)
  • What was Egyptian writing called? (Hieroglyphs)
  • Did Egyptians have celebrations? (Yes)
  • How many gods did they worship? (many!)
  • What was a mummy? (dead body that was wrapped and prepared carefully)
  • What were some of the Egyptians’ most famous buildings? (Pyramids)

ACTIVITIES: K – 8: Color this map of Ancient Egypt:  CLICK HERE.  Label the Nile River, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

K – 2:  Considering all of the jobs Ancient Egyptians had, what would you like to be/do if you lived at that time? Draw a picture.

3 – 5: Considering all of the jobs Ancient Egyptians had, what would you like to be/do if you lived at that time? Why? Write a paragraph.

6 – 8:  Considering all of the jobs Ancient Egyptians had, what would you like to be/do if you lived at that time?  Why? Write an essay.

Copyright March 16th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt

The Pyramids

Week 13: The Pyramids

READ:  K – 5:  Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan

6 – 8:  Pyramids of Egypt by Don Nardo

.

DISCUSS:

  • Why were the pyramids built? (tombs for kings)
  • What pyramid is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world? (Great Pyramid at Giza)
  • What were the pyramids built from? (stone)
  • How were the pyramids built? (ramps, sleds, rollers)
  • What was the capstone? (stone at the top of the pyramid – shaped like a pyramid and covered with gold)
  • Where were the pyramids built? (in the desert)
  • Originally the pyramids were filled with many of the Pharoah’s belongings.  Why aren’t they now? (tombs raided by thieves)

ACTIVITIES:

K – 2:   Using your book’s instructions on pg 22, make your own pyramid.

3 – 8:  Using the diagram on this website as a model, draw your own diagram of the inside of an ancient Egyptian pyramid: http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/pyramid2.htm.  There is also a short video on this site called “Exploring a Tomb” that gives viewers a real life glimpse inside an ancient Egyptian tomb.

Copyright March 9th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt

Hieroglyphics

Week 12: Hieroglyphics

READ:  K – 5:  Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan

6 – 8:  The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue

.

DISCUSS:

  • What were hieroglyphs? (Ancient Egyptian Writing)
  • What did the Egyptians write on? (papyrus)
  • What word in English comes from this word? (paper)
  • Could most Ancient Egyptians read & write? (no)
  • Who did most of the writing? (Scribes)
  • What is a cartouche? (oval line around letters indicating a name)
  • What direction did the Egyptians read in? (left to right; right to left, up & down)
  • How were people finally able to understand Ancient Egyptian? (by finding the Rosetta Stone)
  • Who deciphered it? (Jean Francois Champollion)
  • In particular, writing on what places were people anxious to understand? (writing on tombs, temples, & ancient buildings)

ACTIVITIES:

K – 2: Using the symbols on pg 39 of your book, write your name in Egyptian; be sure to put a cartouche around your name.

3 – 5: Using the symbols on pg 39, write your name in Egyptian.  Then write a simple sentence about your favorite dinner and dessert (in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs).

6 – 8: Do the above projects using the Hieroglyphs on pg 40 of your book.  Then, write a paragraph explaining what you’ve learned about Champollion (in English).

Leave a comment

Filed under Ancient Egypt