Primary vs. Secondary Sources & Egyptian Museum
6th Grade/Track 4
Day 1 -
- Introduction to Primary and Secondary Sources
- Gallery Walk
Table #1: Cleopatra biography
Table #2: Article from Britannica about Ancient Egypt
Table #3: Article About Ancient Egypt and the discovery of new tombs http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40939274
Table #4: Photo in the Article about Ancient Egypt http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40939274
Table #5: Photo of Pyramid or Sphinx
Table # 6: Tweet from Egyptian Archaeologist https://twitter.com/zahihawass?lang=en
Table #7: Egyptian Myths
Table #8: Photo of hieroglyphics from museum (Slide 5)
Days 2 and 3 - Egyptian Museum
Students will teach each other working in groups about Ancient Egypt.
- Students are assigned a theme (G.R.A.P.E.S)
- Students research their theme and Ancient Egypt. Mrs. Myers will give them a lesson on how to find good web sites. Students must handwrite notes and turn them in to Ms. Bollinger and Mrs. Myers. They must include the sites they use for research.
- Students decide on how they want to present their theme and get approval from Ms. Bollinger before moving forward with the visual display.
- Students must create a visual display for their project. The visual display can be a model, diorama, poster, tri-fold display board, or other creative representation of your topic. It must have at least one secondary or primary source and students must be able to discuss that source’s relevance to the theme during the museum presentation.
- Presentation. Each member must speak during the presentation.
Rubric for Ancient Egypt Museum Project
Research Notes: 15 points
Use of at least 2 credible web sites: (5 points)
Sites used are listed on your notes: (5 points)
Notes are useful and will contribute to group’s presentation: (5 points)
Museum Visual Display: 55 points
Creativity and/or Neatness (45)
One primary and one secondary source provided (10 points)
Presentation: 30 points
Contributed to the presentation (10 points)
Spoke clearly and loudly, stood up straight, made eye contact with others (20 points)
Reliable Web Sources to Use
NCWiseOwl.org--Brittanica search Ancient Egypt
Discovery Ed--Username:WCPlunch number Password: lunch number
Possible Visual Display ideas for the Museum
Google Sites web site
Newsletter or Brochure using Publisher
***YOU MAY NOT USE POWERPOINT OR GOOGLE SLIDES******
Station 1: Geography
- Students could build their own replica using playdough or clay;
- Create a rap or lyrics to a song like the Euphrates River song.
Station 2: Religion
Additional idea: recreate a myth and act it out.
Station 3: Achievements
Additional Suggestion: Create a newscast about the achievements of the society.
Station 4: Politics (government)
Additional Idea: create a web site explaining the government
Station 5: Economics
Additional Suggestion: Re-create coins
Station 6: Social Structure (including culture)
Additional Suggestion: Present a day in the life of an ancient Egyptian by acting out what it’s like
Day 4 - Present your station