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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt Unit


This fabulous unit has eight informational articles written in a kid-friendly language all about daily life in Ancient Egypt specifically geared for younger students in grades 2-4.

It includes:
⭐The Nile River
⭐An Egyptian Diet
⭐A Hot Climate (Clothing)
⭐Mud-Brick Houses
⭐Traveling down the Nile River (Transportation)
⭐Religion was Everything
⭐Pyramids Everywhere
⭐Preparing for the Afterlife (Mummification)

Each passage has questions and scenes for students to comprehend, connect, and color. This pack has informational articles about daily life in Ancient Egypt with questions and scenes for students to comprehend, connect, and color. This is specially geared for younger elementary students in grades 2-4.

There’s a 6-page Flip-up Book included in this pack. Students use the passages to help them complete the flip book making this a perfect activity for centers or stations. Then they complete, color, cut out, and assemble the flip-up book. Plus flip-up books fit nicely inside interactive notebooks too!

Also included are 5 Vocabulary Posters with real-life photos---great for introducing the unit! Plus there are vocabulary flip flaps to reinforce learning. These vocabulary posters look fantastic on a bulletin board too!

✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned

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There are three main activities:
Vocabulary Activities:
Introduce the five vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Next, read the eight informational articles about the six different topics in the unit including:
✔Geography –The Nile River
✔Daily Life: Food, Clothing, Shelter
✔Religion- Pyramids and Afterlife
✔Each passage comes with questions and scenes for students to comprehend and connect to the information.

Student Activities:
Have students use the articles to complete the 6 page Ancient Egypt Flip-up book. Each page of the flip book is on one of the six main topics related to the articles. Flip books are a great way to encourage teamwork and can be completed one page at a time as a center activity. They fit perfectly inside their interactive notebooks too. There are also symbols of Ancient Egypt cards for students to color and cut out.

Tie it all Together:
Bring the students together for class discussions to check for understanding and further their critical thinking skills after each lesson.

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