Ancient Egypt

Research Ancient Egypt

Go to http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home
(User name: waf34 Password: pass34)
In the box provided, type: ancient Egypt.
When the list of articles appears, choose the first one on ancient Eygpt.

Before you answer the questions below, ask your teacher some questions:
1. Should you take notes or answer the questions in complete sentences?
2. Should you copy the citation information at the bottom of each artic
le?

A. Look at the map:
1. What is the name of the sea north of Egypt?
2. What is the name of the sea east of Egypt?
3. What is the name of the area, a desert, west of Egypt?
4. What are the names of two cities in ancient Egypt?

B. Read the article:
1. When did civilization start in Egypt?
2. In what valley did it start?
3. On what continent was it located?
4. How long did that ancient civilization last?
5. What were two inventions of the ancient Egyptians?
6. What was the purpose of the pyramids they built?
7. How old are the ones that are still standing?
8. Why was the Nile River so important?
9. Why were the cities so important?
10. Why was trading important?
11. Why were people mummified?
12. Why were people buried with objects alongside them?

C. Click on the link for the Nile River at the bottom of the article:
1. How long is the Nile River?
2. Why is it famous?
3. Why is it important?
4. Why did the river stop flooding every year?

D. Go back to the article on ancient Egypt and click on the link for pyramids:
1. How many sides are there on a pyramid?
2. What were two purposes for pyramids in ancient times?
3. How many major pyramids are still standing?
4. What is a mummy?
5. What are the pyramids near Cairo called?
6. How many are there in that location?
7. How many stones were used to build the largest pyramid?
8. How much did each stone weigh?
9. What kind of stone was used to build the pyramids?
10. What is another place in the world where pyramids were built?

When you are finished, . . .
1. look for more articles in World Book Kids and then
2. go to the page called Websites to find more information about ancient Egypt.

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

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