Middle School Social Studies / 6th Grade

Egyptian Experiences

How do the things we create inspire people in the future?

Students begin their exploration of ancient Egypt through exploring one of their most iconic monuments, the Pyramids.  Their first challenge is to escape a pyramid using the information they learn about ancient Egypt.  Next, they dig into that history by exploring how we have learned about ancient Egypt.  They explore how the key characteristics of civilization show up through the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms and identify artifacts that best represent those characteristics.  Finally, students design a gallery for the Grand Egyptian Museum and an accompanying experience that would engage and excite youth and pitch their plans to a shark tank of their peers.

Unit length: 3 weeks (15 hours)

"When I come to school now, I am actually happy to be here, like I want to be here at school."

Jayana, Student
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