This week we will be learning about early India
Monday, November 28th
Early India after the Harappans
Tuesday, November 29th
Brahmanism and the Caste System
Wednesday, November 30th
Hinduism Part I
Thursday, December 1st
Hinduism Part II
Friday, December 2nd
Buddhism Part I
This week we will working on the primary writing piece for our first semester, a narrative writing on some aspect of Egyptian civilization. The students will conduct research on their chosen topics, organize their information in an outline, and make their piece according to the format they have chosen. This project will take all week.
Follow these links to information about the pharaohs of the New Kingdom:
We will be finishing up Egypt this week with a look at the New Kingdom.
Monday, October 24th
2nd Intermediate Period (the Hyksos Invasion) and early New Kingdom pharaohs, Ahmose, Hatshepsut & Thutmose III
Tuesday, October 25th
New Kingdom pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamen – an attempt at monotheism
Wednesday. October 26th
New Kingdom pharaoh Ramses II and his massive building projects, including self-promotion
Thursday, October 27th
Diminishing powers in Egypt as the kingdoms to the south rise in influence and power
Friday, October 28th
Nubia & Kush create a “new” Egypt in the south
The Egyptian Middle Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom of Egyptian history lasted from 2040 BC to 1782 BC. This period of stability was between two periods of unrest, the First and Second Intermediate Periods.
The Middle Kingdom was a period of only two dynasties (really 1 1/2), part of the 11th and all of the 12th.
You and your table partners will do research and share information on this time period of Egyptian history. Each person will choose one of these topics:
You will have 15 minutes to research and take notes on your topic. Then, you will share what you have learned with others in the room who had your topic. You will have 5 minutes to see if they found things you didn’t.
You will then return to your table and for the next 20 minutes, jigsaw the information so all of you have a good understanding of this period of Egyptian history. Place the highlights of information on your graphic organizer.
Use the following websites to do your research:
http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/dynasties.htm – good info on pharaohs
http://www.ancient-egypt.org/history/middle-kingdom/index.html – info on capital move and links to info on pharaohs
http://www.penfield.edu/webpages/jgiotto/onlinetextbook.cfm?subpage=1596776 – general overview of the Intermediate Periods and the Middle Kingdom
http://www.ancient.eu/Middle_Kingdom_of_Egypt/ – good information on all topics, but takes some reading
http://totallyhistory.com/middle-kingdom-of-egypt/ – Timeline of the Middle Kingdom
http://www.ancientegyptianfacts.com/middle-kingdom-egypt.html – good general information on the Middle Kingdom
http://www.alwaysegypt.com/the-middle-kingdom/ – excellent information on government and administration
http://www.penfield.edu/webpages/jgiotto/files/ancient%20egyptian%20history%20part%20two.mp3 — overview of Intermediate Periods and Middle Kingdom read aloud
http://www.crystalinks.com/dynasty12.html – great 12th Dynasty information
https://discoveringegypt.com/newsletter-54-finding-the-city-itjtawy-from-space/ – Capital City in archaeology
We are continuing our unit study of ancient Egypt.
Monday, October 17th
Egyptian beliefs of the afterlife
Tuesday, October 18th
Embalming & mummification
Wednesday, October 19th
Hieroglyphics, Part I
Thursday, October 20th
Hieroglyphics, Part II
Friday, October 21st
The Middle Kingdom & the First & Second Intermediate Periods
You will be answering the questions on the worksheet provided. The web pages I have given below will assist you in your exploration.