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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Apply what has been learned through this project to a present day issue. Have students take some kind of action about the issue.

Invite parents to your classroom and have students explain what they did and learned about this project.

Create another project that builds on what was learned from this project.

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