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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Exploring Egypt: Week 1

We started out our tour of Africa by studying the country of Egypt. Honestly, it can be rather daunting planning a 'quick' tour because there is so much to do and cover. From pyramids, to mummies, to pharaohs, and the list goes on. Needless to say this isn't an exhaustive list and there will be two more weeks to follow this post

  • Introduce new song about Northern Africa
  • Use atlas and globe to locate Africa and Egypt
  • Mapping activity
  • Independent reading {pick from the bookshelf ~ see carousel below}

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  • Review geography song
  • Learn about some new geography terms: delta, desert, oasis
  • Learned about the Nile River: originates in Ethiopia, flows South to North, talked about the Nile Delta
  • Watched Mystery of the Nile IMax movie on Netflix ~ available to watch instantly



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    • Jolanthe....I have really enjoyed your blog the last couple of months. I've drooled over your fanatastic geography worksheets as you "gallop the globe". You've really encouraged me to check it out as an option next year. I do wonder where you get your maps? I noticed it said National Geographic Society. I'm curious if it's something you purchased of found on the web. I'm always looking for good maps, and I'd love to know where you found these!


      By Anonymous Sierra, At October 6, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

    • Jolanthe and readers: If you want to explore more into the culture of Egypt and/or mummies then check out the Indianapolis Children's Museum website. We live in Indy and visit the museum often. The exhibit for King Tut will be leaving soon, but I think they will be keeping the "Take Me There, Egypt" exhibit a while longer. There are usually great teacher resources on their site, as well. Hope this is helpful!

      By Anonymous Rachel, At October 6, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

    • I love all you do for geography as you gallop the globe. I can't wait for a few more years for my kids to be ready for this.

      By Blogger Ticia, At October 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

    • What a blessing you are for me! ;^) We are just wrapping up a whole quarter of "Ancient Egypt" w/ finals this Friday... your shared links add some fun to wrap it all up with.

      By Blogger Standinginhislight, At October 7, 2009 at 3:36 AM  

    • I was thrilled to find this because I was just stumbling through how I was going to teach my kids a unit on Ancient Egypt... this is a HUGE help.

      By Blogger Nancy, At April 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

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