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SOCIAL STUDIES: Eastern Europe "The World"

We will explore Eastern Europe and Its People:

Volume 1:

1. Geography, government, economy, and culture.

2. People, Places, and Events:  

3.  Research on a topic utilizing the "Big6 Research Project."

Volume 2:

1. Map and Globe Skills

2. FINALS:  Units of StudyOpen Research "Big6 Research Project."  Students will choose one event they learned from the Units for the school year and present in Power Point.  

Curriculum will include research, writing,  speech presentation, group projects, art, and will integrate technology (powerpoint presentation) throughout the lessons.  The lessons will include important events to  commemorate important leaders for example Martin Luther King, Presidents, and so forth.

Social Studies/Language Arts:

The students in Social Studies are learning and applying their knowledge to create a Digital Storytelling with the following apps:

Sample of a works cited page, visit the following site:


 Image result for egyptian pyramids and pharaohs


The Pharaohs and The Pyramids of Egypt

Let’s Watch & Explore Egypt .....!

1.  Egypt Ancient Mysteries: Tombs of Pyramids of Giza

2.  The Greatest Pharaohs of Egypt – Documentary 

3.  The Pyramids of Egypt - How and Why - Naked Science Documentary 

4.  Secrets of the Egyptian Pyramids





Mrs. Hatch:  Social Studies - 6th

Social Studies:  People, Places, and Events – Ancient Egypt

Subject/Research Project:  ___________________________________________________________________


Group: _____________________________________________________________

ObjectivesSummarize important achievements of Egyptian civilization:  history, pyramids, Nile,

contributions of key figures from ancient Egypt, gods/goddesses, influence of each society, government,

agriculture, and culture.

Each group will be assigned a project/report to research then summarized in a PowerPoint presentation to

familiarize technology skills.

1.  You will have about two weeks to complete your research and PowerPoint presentation.  Research/project

     is due December 1st, 2017, unless otherwise stated.

2.  All members in a group will each present a part of the slideshow and will do so clearly and fluently. 

3.  Two evaluations will be submitted:

  • Each member of the group will provide a peer assessment form to evaluate participation. 

  •  Each group will receive peer rating sheets which will allow you to rate the presentation of your

           group members.

  • I will be looking for group participation and during your ongoing research each day.

  • One person should not speak the entire time.  Every person in your group should present at least

          one slide.  Speak clearly and fluently.  When presenting to the class, make eye contact with the audience,

          be able to answer questions about your research and presentation.

**Pay attention/take notes to all presentations.  I will make test questions from the information in these projects. 

** Rubric will be handed to each group later.

  • Video insert: Include videos as a link

  • Cite your sources.  You should have primary and secondary sources.  Summarize your presentation in your

          own words. 

  • When you have completed your research / project, let's sit down and review prior to finalizing.

  • Save your work in a folder as a group and USB when you are in the Computer Lab.


  • Research using visual, written, and electronic sources that express the daily life and culture of the

          Egyptians past and present

  • Rulers and events, as well as the daily life and social structure dating from 1550 to 1069 B.C. 

  • Gods/Goddesses – What are their roles?  Who played a major role and made an impact during

          their reign?

  • Dynasties – Old Kingdom, New Kingdom, and Middle Kingdom.  Make a Time line to illustrate the length

          and time of reign for each Kindgom.

  • Scribes – record keepers.  Explain the means of preserving the Egyptian history.

  • Significant Pyramids – 3 or more:  Explore and investigate the inside of pyramids and the importance

          for the spaces within them.  Illustrate through drawing diagrams depicting the location of items in

          King Tut’s tomb, making charts that compare and contrast the tools used to build ancient Egyptian

          pyramids and tools used to build modern buildings. 


  • Discuss and explain aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, religion, and their relationship to scribes.

  • Understand how Egyptians impacted Eastern development in both positive and negative ways – describe

          how Egyptians developed and impacted the world by the construction of pyramids and the use 

          of mummification, transportation, and religion.

  • Mummification – Explain the importance of mummification and the process. 


  • Explore Egypt in a geography standpoint learning about maps, include vocabulary terms, and learn

          the cities that were important to Ancient Egypt.

  • Develop and use different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models to display

          and obtain information.


  • Develop and learn about important leaders in ancient Egypt and be able to detail major events

           and accomplishments that occurred during the reign of a specific pharaoh. Compare and make a connection

          by identifying characteristics of life in the New Kingdom era (then) with present life (now).

  • What kind of government existed then and now?

  • Does the structure of Egyptian Societies have significant roles in government?


  • Assess the impact of major events, example trading, on multiple population groups.

  • Include a chart/map to show where the Egyptians primarily settled and why.

Commerce then and now:

  • Interdependence between peoples, nations, and environments – example: goods and services;

          trading, marketing, bartering, etc.  How did the Egyptian’s economy affect their lives then and now? 

          A comparison chart maybe helpful.

  • Present the bases for the overall growth of Egyptian civilization – various transportation used to move

          large objects, building materials, agriculture, and other forms of goods/services for building or exchange.




Study and Understand the modern religion of Egypt and compare it to the Ancient Egyptian religion. A comparison

chart will help for this section.


  • Explore and learn about the agriculture and economic systems of Egypt – include production, distribution,

           and consumption of goods and services.
  • ·Examine and compare how the Egyptian organize the production, distribution, and consumption of goods

           and services. 

Writing :  Example -

  • Any genre of your choice or a theatre’s script

  • Argument:  pros/con on cultural aspects of say, beer.

  • Life of an Egyptian as a farmer or slave, etc..


  • Interpret and convert Egyptian hieroglyphic numbers to our standard number and use them to create and solve

           mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Construct 15 mathematical

           problems to present to the class to illustrate understanding of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.

  • The significance of hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt - Compare the Ancient Egyptian school system relative
           to the modern American school system.
  • Include an answer key.

Language Arts and Reading: 

Apply and increase the knowledge of ancient pharaohs and Egypt through reading, ability to research, report

your findings about cultures, and make a connection with your own lives. 

1.  Language Arts/Writing – You will need to write a minimum of five (5) paragraph essays.

2. It should be typed, using letter size 12 fonts and either 1.5 or double spaced. 

3. Your essay should include the following:  Main topic, 3 supporting details, and conclusion

4. The theme should relate to Egypt’s civilization, society, god/goddess, pharaoh, or culture, etc..

5. Theater’s script is another option.  Discuss with me.


Poetry of Egypt:

  • Compose a poem relating to the theme of” Egypt.”  This section is “open," ex:  Haiku, Cinquain, free verse,

         acrostic, etc.  The website will provide you with information and various examples to choose from. 


Create your name in Hieroglyphs:



Take the hieroglyphs quiz at the website below:


Create a cartoon page with an Egyptian theme - maximum of 4 pages.



Helpful websites: - video on mummification ***

To cite ALL your sources, use the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style.

The link  MLA Text Citation  will provide an example of a work(s) cited page.