Egypt WebQuest

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Introduction

Egypt was the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations in history. The ancient Egyptians had a unique sense of style in their art, architecture, writing, and clothing. The wonders of Egypt have literally stood the test of time and continue to amaze the world to this day. You will be exploring these wonders as well as learning about the daily lives and traditions of these amazing people.

Task

Your task is to journey through time to ancient Egypt. Through links provided you will discover information about why Egypt has stood the test of time. You will use your findings to create a powerpoint presentation showing how these ancient people contributed to the modern world that we live in. Be creative!

Process

  1. Today you are all Egyptologists! Each group member will take on a specific area to study: Geographer, Historian, Linguist, or Archaeologist. Only 1 person per role please, and if you do not have 4 group members you will all need to share the 4th role!
  2. Each group member will use the links provided to research answers to their questions.
  3. Each group member will share their findings with the other group members to compile a complete historical view of Egypt.
  4. The group will complete a project to present to the class. The project will be in the form of a powerpoint presentation using the information they have uncovered.
  5. Each group member will turn in the answers to their research questions on the day they present their project to the class.

Questions and Resources

Evaluation

Objectives 0 1 2 3 4 5
Role Did no research at all Answered one question with little detail Answered two questions with little detail Answered two questions in detail Answered all questions with some detail Answered all questions in detail
Collaboration Did not work with group at all, caused problems in group Caused problems in group, did little work Completed own work, did not work with group Worked with group, partial completion of own work Worked with group some, completed own work Worked with group, completed own work, helped in all parts
Resources Did not use any web resources Used one resource with little evidence of detail Used two resources with little detail Used two resourced in detail Used all web resources with little detail Used all web resources in detail
Project No slides included on Power Point Slides are incomplete or incorrect, no pictures Slides are incomplete or incorrect, with pictures Slides are incomplete but correct, with pictures Slides are complete and correct, no pictures Slides are complete and correct, with pictures
Presentation Did not present any information Presented incomplete or incorrect information Presented incomplete information by reading notes or Power Point Presented complete information by reading notes or Power Point Presented incomplete information without reading notes or Power Point Presented complete information without reading notes or Power Point

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully traveled through history to discover the ancient Egyptians. You should have all of the information you need to explain why Egypt has stood the test ot time.

For 2 bonus points on this WebQuest...write a one paragraph summary explaining just that...in your own words, how has Egypt stood the test of time?