|Major Resources |
Defrates, Joanna. What Do We Know About the Egyptians? New York: Bedrick, 1991.
Haslam, Andrew. Make It Work! Ancient Egypt. New York: Thomson, 1995.
Pitkanen, Matti A. The Children of Egypt. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda, 1991.
This is a resource about modern Egypt
Rosalie, David. Growing Up In Ancient Egypt. Troll, 1994.
Steele, Phillip. I Wonder Why Pyramids Were Built? New York: Kingfisher, 1995.
Broekel, Ray. A New True Book: Maps and Globes. Chicago: Regensteiner, 1983.
The Nystrom Map Champ Atlas. Chicago: Nystrom, 1997.
This was an excellent resource for our project.
Michael McKinnon. Nile, River of the Gods. The Discovery Channel, 1995.
The "Weather Dude" website address:
How we get temperatures from the site:
Note: We try to access the internet in the morning, as it has a tendency to get busy and slow down in the afternoons.
- scroll to Today´s Weather, then select World-Wide Forecasts
- select region from world map; select Africa
- when Cairo and Alexandria appear, click on Cairo
- Cairo weather comes up for 4 days, highs and lows -students write this down
- return to Today´s Weather, scroll to Anywhere in the USA
- select Netcast Weather, type in location: state, 3 letter city code, and 5 digit zip code; for example: Birmingham, MI. 48009
- click on search to get temperatures and write them down
Note: Teacher has a password
Computer Internet Skills:
- Learn the seven continents and their locations
- Learn the location of your state and city on the North American continent
- Learn the location of Egypt on the continent of Africa
- Learn the location of Cairo and that it is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa
Note: The teacher, librarian, a media tech staff member, and parent volunteers were used to help the children at this first session.
- Every student must have returned district internet permission form signed by parent and child
- Media Specialist gives introduction to whole class in computer lab
- Students work in pairs to go on internet and access "The Weather Dude" site.
Classroom Review/Conversion Formula/Journals:
- Review how to go on the internet using our classroom computer.
- Post signs with website address and our city, state and zip code. Teacher prepares journals and passes them out [staple 6 sheets of paper approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for 5 weekly charts plus cover]
- Discuss need to convert Cairo temperatures, given in centigrade, to Fahrenheit system used to record local temperatures
- Conversion formula: multiply the centigrade temperature by 9 then divide by 5 and add 32 to get Fahrenheit; for example:
Step 1.) 22° centigrade x 9 = 198
Step 2.) 198 / 5 = 39.6
Step 3.) 39.6 + 32 = 71.6° Fahrenheit
Note: this is done using a calculator
You may wish to have your students find the Fahrenheit temperature by using a Fahrenheit/Centigrade scale. The scale page may be printed out for students' use.