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Task to get great writing - Egypt holiday tour - examples, planners, images and scaffolds

Task to get great writing - Egypt holiday tour - examples, planners, images and scaffolds

There is an example of a holiday brochure tour of Egypt to demonstrate persuasive techniques, including the use of Imperative verbs and adjectives. Children then use the text and the planning worksheet to write their own holiday tour of Egypt. Pupils can use their own knowledge of places from their work on Ancient Egypt, but they don't need to, because places are mentioned in the example holiday brochure for them to use. Extension task - there is an example of an Egyptian holiday brochure, again written to demonstrate genre features and persuasive techniques. There is a scaffold frame, so pupils can produce their own realistic hotel brochures. There are also images included for pupils to add images to make their persuasive holiday work look authentic.
AWalkerEducation
Cleopatra

Cleopatra

A PowerPoint presentation looking at Cleopatra as a world leader. Included: Information on Cleopatra's life, link to video appropriate for children, tasks for pupils to complete. Accompanying the PowerPoint, there is also an information sheet and worksheet for pupils. *The images used in this work are not that of my own and can be found online
jkms77
Ancient Egypt Tombs PowerPoint + 31 Different Teaching Ideas About How To Use The Cards

Ancient Egypt Tombs PowerPoint + 31 Different Teaching Ideas About How To Use The Cards

Students can look at different Ancient Egyptian Tombs and what the Ancient Egyptians left in them in Ancient Egypt. It is a great way to promote talking and active resource in the classroom as the children discover the uses of the different objects left behind. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different items found in Ancient Egyptian Tombs. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Ancient Egyptian Tombs. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Ancient Egyptian Tombs objects. The students can then discuss why they think each one is important. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
Howard Carter

Howard Carter

A comprehensive detailed pack about Howard Carter, his life and discoveries. * Fully detailed flip chart * Biography * Facts * True or false ( 2 versions) * Howard Carter's life Timeline * Planning an expedition * What is an archaeologist? * Opening the tomb! * The Valley of the kings * Howard Carter quote ACTIVITIES * True or false * Howard Carter diary * Sealing the tomb *Opening the tomb * Howard Carter's timeline PNG images of each presentation page that can be inserted into a Smart notebook or a PowerPoint presentation. *** Free extra slide show of images from the tomb
KatQatresources
Project Based History Bundle (Grades 6-8)

Project Based History Bundle (Grades 6-8)

IF COMING UP WITH an interesting way to teach your 6-8 graders about ancient history is difficult for you, look no further. This Project Based History Bundle is a set of hands on activities for your collaborative groups that is enticing, challenging and fun. When you see your kids being actively engaged and truly enjoying their learning experience, it will help you to once again discover a joy of learning with them. So many kids love to role play, which they’ll do in these lessons. For your What is it Like to Be an Archaeologist section, Students will break into groups of four and assume a specific role as they go on an imaginary archaeological expedition and find some broken up clay pots with strange markings. They’ll work as a team to assemble the fragments and draw conclusions about the symbols, and what these artifacts were used for. My 6th graders had a ton of fun with this Sumerian Brick Building activity, called Become a Sumerian Brick Builder. After discussing the fact that the Sumerians were the first brick builders, which truly didn’t phase them, their assignment was to go home and build a brick out of mud just like these people of antiquity did. By bringing this lesson to life, they understood the difficulty in achieving this feat. They especially enjoyed bringing their bricks to school and building a class Ziggurat. Can you guess what their favorite part was? If you said, "knocking it down," you would have been correct. Hammurabi’s Code of Law Debate goes hand in hand with what is happening in our world today. Controversy over certain laws, the second amendment, equal rights, health care, etc. Hammurabi’s laws are quite severe and kids have a great time debating whether or not they’re too harsh. This activity will help improve abstract thinking skills, public speaking, self image. They’ll also understand terms such as debate, argument, counter-claim, pro/con and so much more. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE a mystery? My students did, they especially enjoyed being detectives and searching for clues surrounding Tutankhamen’s death in this project based lesson called, Was King Tut Murdered? A Web Quest, Trial & Persuasive Writing activity. This collaborative group project has them taking on different roles for the web quest and trial. Finally, they’ll be asked to write a persuasive essay. The last activity a Greek Theater Unit which includes a 17 slide Power Point Introduction to give your students useful background images and information to help understand vocabulary and concepts for completing the activity. In addition, the kiddos will learn why and how the first theater came about. Then they’ll work in collaborative groups to write and present plays in the style of the ancient Greeks. *zip file...make sure you extract the file so that you can use it.
Merlinho
Was King Tut Murdered? Web Quest, Trial, Persuasive Writing (Grades 6-8)

Was King Tut Murdered? Web Quest, Trial, Persuasive Writing (Grades 6-8)

IF COMING UP WITH an interesting way to teach your 6-8 graders about ancient history is difficult for you, look no further. This Project Based Was King Tut Murdered? Web Quest, Trial & Persuasive Writing project is a set of hands on activities for your collaborative groups that is enticing, challenging and fun. When you see your kids being actively engaged and truly enjoying their experience, it will help you to once again discover a joy of learning with them. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE a mystery? My students do, they especially enjoyed being detectives and searching for clues surrounding this famous pharaoh’s death. Since so many kids love to role play, this resource allows them to do just that. They begin by selecting a job they’re interested in, such as medical examiner, archaeologist, reporter, sketch artist, history professor and historian and work as a team to decide if King Tut was murdered or not. AFTER they’ve done their web quest and have come up with some suspects, they have the opportunity to become judge, jury, defendants, prosecutors, defense attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial. IF YOU’RE THINKING, how am I going to evaluate this activity? I’ve got you covered. There’s a pre/post test, persuasive writing activity, and various grading rubrics. INSTEAD OF JUST LECTURING, reading a text, writing definitions, and answering questions, which will turn them off, it’s SOOO BORING, they’ll have a good grasp of what they’re studying because they’ll be active rather than passive learners. Each activity includes a written assignment that students are required to complete on their own. So if you also teach ELA, this can be used as an Ancient History as well as a Language Arts grade. WE ALL KNOW THAT KIDS forget what they’ve been taught soon after they’ve had their test. I’m positive these hands on activities will leave a lasting impression and be something they'll remember even after they’ve left your classroom. ⎈ WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY about project based learning:⎈ ⎈ PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and gain better learning competencies required to be successful in school and life. ⎈ Many kids find education boring and meaningless, with PBL, they’re engaged and active rather than passive learners. ⎈ Common Core and other educational standards emphasize real world applications of knowledge and skills that help promote problem solving. ⎈PBL helps students better understand the content and retain it longer than the traditional approach. ⎈ Collaborating with others helps build character.
Merlinho
fun activity for devevloping enquiry skills and drawing inferences including data collection sheet

fun activity for devevloping enquiry skills and drawing inferences including data collection sheet

Aimed at KS2 and KS3 I developed this activity into a plan that can be easily adapted. It works as a useful introduction to a History topic and allows pupils to start focusing on the type of questions they should be asking as they progress and how to effectively find the answers they need. It can be scaled easily by changing the nature of the objects (more complex) or even the number of them. I used a bunch of keys with this once and it turned into a full on Sherlock Holmes detective mystery!
atters
Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable individuals from the world of politics, science and arts. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Ancient Egypt - digital breakout

Ancient Egypt - digital breakout

Breakouts can be fun, but also tricky if you don't have the equipment or the time to set one up. Avoid the hassle by playing digitally! All you need is enough devices for students to work in small groups and Internet connectivity. At least one student in each group will need either a Google or Gmail account. This breakout explores the topic of ancient Egypt. It includes: the pyramids Hatshepsut the Nile river flooding mummification hieroglyphics Includes detailed instructions and answer key. Great for use as an introduction to a space unit or as a review.
frackiewicz123