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:
- What geographic features led to the development of the early Egyptian civilization?
- 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.)
- What other countries border Egypt?
- How long are Egypt’s coast lines combined?
- What is the climate like in Egypt?
- What is the terrain of Egypt like?
- What is Egypt’s highest point? It’s lowest?
- What are some natural resources that can be found in Egypt?
- How much land is Irrigated in Egypt?
- What do you think irrigated land means?
- What languages are spoken in modern day Egypt?
- What religions are practiced in modern day Egypt?
- What is the population of Egypt?
- What is the capital of Egypt?
- What are Egypt’s TWO LARGEST cities?
- When did Egypt receive its independence from Great Britain?
- When did Ancient Egypt first unite into a single political state?
- Name the TWO national symbols of Egypt. What are their national colors?
- Describe the Egyptian Flag?
- Look through the pictures provided by the World Fact Book and answer the following questions:
- Egypt has the last wonder from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. What is it? Where is it located?
- What is the most common form of transportation along the Nile? Describe it.
- What is the monument that has a human like face, body of a lion, and is carved from a single mass of stone?
- What is the name of the Dam that creates Lake Nasser?
- Why was this Dam created?
- What is the name of the Peninsula on the eastern side of Egypt? What bodies of water does it border?
- 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)