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San Domenico School

Ancient Civilizations: Egypt Research Assignment

Ms. Osborn

Assignment Guidelines | Timeline | Resources | List of Topics | Research Project Tools | Grading Rubrics

Assignment Guidelines

Topic
For the Egypt Research Assignment you will choose from the list of possible topics (see link) or choose your own topic related to Ancient Egypt (must be approved by teacher).

Format

The research assignment includes: a written paper, a visual or digital project and an oral presentation:

Written Paper (5-7 paragraphs): It may be an essay (in MLA format) or paragraphs integrated into the project. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, 3-5 supporting sentences and a concluding sentence.

  • Introduction: Background and general information about the topic
  • Content: 3-5 paragraphs about your topic
  • Significance: Why is your topic important? How did it impact daily life in ancient Egypt?

Project: Must be approved by teacher

  • 3-D Visual Project (ex: poster board, mummified object, tomb, game, cross-section of a pyramid)
  • Digital Project (ex. travel brochure, newspaper, video)

Slide Show Presentation: Google Slides, Keynote, Powerpoint, Prezi, etc. 5-7 slides to represent each paragraph

  • Three minute oral presentation to class
  • Each slide must have one or two visuals
  • Each slide must have a heading and bullet points (no complete sentences)

Citing your Sources

Each project will include a works cited page using Citation Machine.

Timeline - 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

January 28: Egypt Research Assignment explained

February 4: Research topic and project idea collected

February 8: Research tutorial in library

February 9 - 11: Research in library

February 23-24: In-class paragraph writing time

February 25: Research notes due to Google Classroom for grade

February 25: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum field trip

February 29 and March 1: Citations explained and generated in class

March 1: Paragraphs due to Google Classroom for grade

March 2: How to Create a Presentation tutorial in library

March 3: Work on Presentations in Class

March 7: Final paragraphs, project, presentation and works cited page due

March 7 - March 8: Class Presentations

Timeline - 6-4

January 29: Egypt Research Assignment explained

February 5: Research topic and project idea collected

February 8: Research tutorial in library

February 10 - 12: Research in library

February 24 and 26: In-class paragraph writing time

February 25: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum field trip

February 26: Research notes due to Google Classroom for grade

February 29 and March 2: Citations explained and generated in class

March 2: Paragraphs due to Google Classroom for grade

March 3: How to Create a Presentation tutorial in library

March 4: Work on Presentations in Class

March 7: Final paragraphs, project, presentation and works cited page due

March 7 and March 9: Class Presentations

Resources

You are required to use the types of sources below:

  • one print source
  • three online sources (from the Library's Ancient Civilization webpage)
  • one Discovery Education video source (Use Ed1Stop link on Library webpage)

Note: You may not Google Search or use Wikipedia for written information

List of Topics

  • The Nile River Delta and Valley & Agriculture
  • Egyptian Kingdoms (Old, Middle, and New)
  • Famous Pharaohs (choose 3)
  • Egyptian gods and goddesses (choose 3)
  • Giza (Pyramids and Sphinx)
  • Daily Life in Egypt (choose 3 of the following)
    • Food (rich vs. poor)
    • Clothing
    • Cosmetics & Hairstyles
    • Hieroglyphics
    • Papyrus
    • Scribes
    • Family Life (Men’s & Women’s Roles)
    • Marriage & Children (Education/Games/Work)
  • Valley of the Kings (including King Tut’s treasure)
  • Luxor Temple
  • Religion
  • Mummification & The Afterlife
  • War and Weapons

Research Tools

We will follow the Big Six research model to complete your project and teach you the research process along the way.

Big Six Research Model

  • Select and Define Your Topic
  • Decide on Your Sources for information
  • Locate and Access Your Sources
  • Research and Take Notes
  • Organize and Present Your Information
  • Evaluate Your Project and the Process

From the Source to Your Own Words - graphic organizer to teach students to understand the information and write it in their own words

Inspiration (Visual Mapping and Outlining Tool)

Citation Machine

Grading Rubric - Download

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