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Investigating Ancient Egypt


As a result of this activity, students will be able to:

  • research and organize information on ancient Egypt from many sources
  • present written and oral reports of findings
  • write a summary of information
  • explain how events and people from ancient Egypt have influenced the course of history


Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks: Social Studies

Strand I Historical Perspective
Students use knowledge of the past to construct meaningful understanding of our diverse cultural heritage and to inform their civic judgements.
Standard I.2 Comprehending the Past
All students will understand narratives about major eras of American and world history by identifying the people involved, describing the setting, and sequencing the events.

Strand II. Geographic Perspective
Standard II.I Diversity of People, Places and Cultures
All students will describe, compare, and explain the locations and characteristics of places, cultures, and settlements.

Strand V Inquiry
Students will use methods of social science investigation to answer questions about society.
Standard V.1 Information Processing
All students will acquire information from books, maps, newspapers, data sets, and other sources, organize and present the information in maps, graphs, charts, and time line, interpret the meaning and significance of information, and use a variety of electronic technologies to assist in accessing and managing information.

Excerpted from: Michigan Curriculum Framework, Michigan Department of Education, 1996. For more information, contact the Office of Curriculum Development, Michigan Department of Education; 517-373-7248;


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