Curriculum Links: Ancient Egypt

Activities

Ancient Egypt Webquest

You will be traveling back in time to the year 2125 B.C. to Ancient Egypt. You will arrive on the banks of the River Nile, the longest river in the world, to begin your journey. During your journey, you will complete a travel log of your experiences. Your travel log should include the following items: Supply list of items needed for your trip; 3 paragraphs describing popular sites of Egypt; illustrations of the mummification process; one interesting fact about the Pyramids of Giza; a list of the functions of each part of a pyramid; a timeline of selected pharaohs and queens; a cartouche with your name written in hieroglyphics

Ancient Egypt Webquest

Your mission is of the utmost importance! You must locate the burial mask of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamen (King Tut.) On the inside of the mask is written a message. If you successfully decode this message you could solve our earth's environmental crisis. Your quest is to decode the Ancient Egyptian message and return to our time.

Life In Ancient Egypt:

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has acquired Egyptian artifacts since its founding and now holds about twenty-five-hundred ancient Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of these objects, over six hundred of them, are displayed in The Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt. In the hall the artifacts are displayed in relation to the daily life and traditions of the people who made them, so that the objects are seen in the context of the culture. To present a cohesive picture of ancient Egyptian society, its technology, its social system, and its beliefs, the museum arranged the objects in several thematic areas. Students can simply click on the NEXT button on the bottom of each page to follow the thematic patterns.

UVA Curry School Ancient Egypt Webquest

This site is not an actual webquest but rather a set of guided activities and questions to answer about life in Ancient Egypt including sites on religion, arts and science, and everday life.

 

Resources

Gateway to Art History: links to many Egyptian art and architecture sites

This site is a master index site with links to a wide variety of Egyptian art and museums.

Emory University Resources on Carlos Museum

This Odyssey tour guide provides short essays and graphics on People, Daily life, Architecture, Religion and Mythology. Each area ends with a short activity. The Teacher area provides resources with study guide.

Egytology.Com

This page is dedicated to examining the art, archaeology, religion and history of Egypt. Click on a tomb to enter and then scroll down the page to explore the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, or to uncover the enigmatic TEKENU, the mysterious shrouded figure present in certain ancient Egyptian funeral ceremonies.