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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"What are the reasons people settle in one area instead of another?"

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Developing Presentations

Instructional Time: 45 minutes a day for 4 days

Using the Scoring Presentation of Settlement Site rubric, the teacher will:
Go over effective presentation techniques with your students that include: use of voice, body language, eye contact, etc.
Decide on time limit for presentation. 3 minutes is a suggestion.
Give students opportunities to practice their presentations before they present to their target audience.
Try to use an LCD projector rather than a TV hooked to a TV monitor to present their maps.
Give your students a time frame for completing this phase.
Students do the presentations, 4 each session.

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.

1.Rubric for Scoring PresentationHandoutHardware:

Microsoft Office

Method of Checking for Understanding: