Step 1: Researching Egyptian Daily Life
Directions: Read each aspect of ancient Egyptian daily life, then download the rough sketch image and finish it in an app, such as Sumo Paint. Insert your finished image in the corresponding space below. Also, write down at least three key or main ideas from the text.
Note - Your research is to completed with the understanding that you are a Hittite spy
trying to gain information about the Egyptians. Your job is to inform your king about how they live and who the Egyptians are. Your notes will help you to create the illustrated journal.
Handout: Notes and Sketches About Egyptian Daily Life Organizer [Printable Version]
Other Resources: [PowerPoint of all pictures] [PDF of all pictures for printing] [Student Information Sheets - All]
Adorning the Body
Crafts and Trade
Food and Drink
Music and Dance
Writing and Education
Supplemental Article: Transportation (Candian Museum of History)
Step 2: Making a Claim and Supporting It
Directions: Look over your research and come up with a claim that captures the big picture/conclusion or what's most important about each aspect of ancient Egyptian daily life. Then support the claim with evidence from the lesson. (Consider our focus of this research: Why did the ancient Egyptians live the way they did?)
Handout: Making a Claim [Printable Version]
Step 3: Creating an Illustrated Journal OR Writing a Narrative
Option #1: Illustrated Journal - Follow these Guidelines for creating your illustrated journal.
Sample Student Work: Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3
Option #2: Narrative Writing Task
The Sounds of Ancient Egypt - Identifying Musical Instruments