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Ancient Egypt: The Nile Valley Day 2

Ancient Egypt: The Nile Valley Day 2

Author: Evonne Dotson

Lesson Objectives: The Nile Valley

The students will locate and describe the location and geography of the Nile River (map activity)

The students will explain how geography affected the political, economic and religious structures of the civilization of Egypt. (map activity continued)


Lesson Summary: The students will be exploring the Nile Valley of Ancient Egypt. The students will finish their Nile Valley map from the previous day and paste it into their social studies journals. Then the students will dig deeper by comparing and contrasting  a current map view of the Nile Valley and past view of the Nile Valley. The students will watch a short video of the teacher explaining how to find a current map view of The Nile Valley using Google maps.

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HSS 6.2  Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush.

Standard 1: Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations

·CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Craft and Structure

· CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

· CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


Source: California State Standards

The Nile Valley: Key Terms

The terms presented in the slide ware are based upon what the students are studying about on the Nile Valley. The terms presented will help students have a better grasp of the content they are reading from the Reflections textbook.

Create Maps Using My Maps Tab

This is a video created by Google Outreach for the purpose of creating your own custom map.

Source: Google Earth Outreach

The Nile Valley WSQ

Answer the following questions after you have watched the video on creating your custom Google map.

Source: Miss Dotson

My own Google Maps example

Source: Miss. Dotson

Google Maps Submission Form

Source: Miss Dotson

The Nile Valley Chapter Check

This chapter check is based upon the Reflections textbook reading on the Nile Valley in the Ancient Egypt Unit.

Source: Harcourt School Publishers, Reflections 6th Grade Textbook

The Nile Valley Lesson 30 Computers

Source: Miss Dotson