The Legacy of Egypt
Due Sept. 27 or by Sept. 24 for extra credit, 120 points
Recently discovered Egyptian art from Madison Junior High School.
What does ancient Egypt teach us about their world and ours?
Egypt has been through many, many cycles of rising and falling. Their history is a microcosm of world civilizations. In this assignment we are going to explore those cycles and what we can learn from them.
During this lesson students will evaluate one of the key elements of ancient Egypt.
What strengths and weaknesses did Egypt, as a culture and civilizations have?
How can we learn from them?
For this assignment you, and one partner, if you choose, will create a simple, yet modestly thorough, paper about one of the following topics. Below each topic are the names of those who chose to write about it. You will be using the writing skills you have learned in your English classes. You may well move beyond the five paragraph essay format.
I have no specific length requirement, but I can tell you that to cover a topic thoroughly most student seem to need at least 700 words. I've seen it done well with fewer and greater quantitities of words, but that seems to be about what it takes to describe the topic and how it affected Egypt's history.
The rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom
Click here for a copy of the MLA Template.
Click here to access the Power Point file we used in class at the beginning of the unit.
Click here for another index of sites about ancient Egypt. This one includes a topical list and each page is pretty extensive.