Teacher Guide for an "Inquiry Leading to Understanding" Project

Help the Ancients pick the Best Home in Egypt

By Eileen Massey
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Selecting the Best Location for the First Settlement in Ancient Egypt

Instructional Time: 2 hours

Students will complete their Outline Map based on their findings.

Students will need to identify and label their choice for the site of the first settlement in Egypt. They may choose to name their site.

California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Six. World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
HSS.6.2. Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.
HSS.6.2.1. Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations.

Method of Checking for Understanding:
Observations, Student Work, Peer Review, Rubric/Checklist