Week of October 11-15

Language Arts: This week, students will get Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet), and they will also finish reading Facing the Lion and their journals.

Social Studies: Students will turn in Summative Projects for Sumer and Mesopotamia on Monday, and then we will start studying Egypt!


Team Scavenger Hunt Questions:

  1. What geographic features led to the development of the early Egyptian civilization? 
  2. Geographically, what is the Location of Egypt? Describe where it is both physically and politically (think what it is next to, who it is next too, what oceans/seas does it border, what continent, etc.)
  3. What other countries border Egypt?
  4. How long are Egypt’s coast lines combined? 
  5. What is the climate like in Egypt? 
  6. What is the terrain of Egypt like? 
  7. What is Egypt’s highest point? It’s lowest?  
  8. What are some natural resources that can be found in Egypt? 
  9. How much land is Irrigated in Egypt? 
  10. What do you think irrigated land means? 
  11. What languages are spoken in modern day Egypt? 
  12.  What religions are practiced in modern day Egypt? 
  13. What is the population of Egypt? 
  14. What is the capital of Egypt? 
  15.  What are Egypt’s TWO LARGEST cities? 
  16.  When did Egypt receive its independence from Great Britain? 
  17.  When did Ancient Egypt first unite into a single political state? 
  18.  Name the TWO national symbols of Egypt. What are their national colors? 
  19.  Describe the Egyptian Flag? 
  20. Look through the pictures provided by the World Fact Book and answer the following questions:
    1. Egypt has the last wonder from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. What is it? Where is it located?
    2. What is the most common form of transportation along the Nile? Describe it. 
    3. What is the monument that has a human like face, body of a lion, and is carved from a single mass of stone? 
    4. What is the name of the Dam that creates Lake Nasser? 
    5. Why was this Dam created? 
    6. What is the name of the Peninsula on the eastern side of Egypt? What bodies of water does it border? 
    7. What two bodies of water does the Suez Canal connect? 


–Monday, October 11: Sumer and Mesopotamia Summative Assessment (at home over the weekend, if needed)

–Friday, October 15: All Facing the Lion Journals Due (in class)

–Friday, October 15: Egypt Geography and Settlement pages (yellow Africa booklet, in class)

–Monday, October 25: Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet, at home)