Unit 3: Ancient Egypt
State Content Standard Objectives:
GEH 2.3.2 - Describe major physical characteristics of regions in Eastern Hemisphere.

Nile River, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Upper and Lower Egypt, pyramids, and deserts.   

GEH 2.1.2 Apply latitude and longitude to locate places on Earth and describe the uses of technology, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

We will be looking up specific Egyptian landmarks on maps in books and on line. 

GEH 2.5.3- Give examples of how landforms and water, climate, and natural vegetations have influenced the historical trends and developments in the Eastern Hemisphere.  

Describe how physical features such as deserts, fertile plains, Nile Delta and the Nile River led to the development of cultural regions in Egypt with a common written language and trade.  Explain how Egyptian people relied on their natural resources to meet their needs for food, shelter, and communication  

WHC 1.6.1- Describe types of evidence used by anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scholars to reconstruct early human and cultural development.  

Describe types of evidence such as pyramids, tombs, mummies, temples, the Rosetta Stone, DNA testing, and hieroglyphs used by anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scholars to reconstruct the history and cultural development of Egypt.  

WHC 1.6.3 - Analyze the characteristics of early civilizations.  

Know the characteristics of the ancient Egyptian civilization (e.g. government, religion, class system) by looking at Pharaoh's, priests, dynasties, and family lives. 

WHC 1.7.1- Explain how man adapted the environment for civilization to develop.

Know and understand the ways in which technology influenced the Egyptian's capacity to modify their physical environment (e.g. tools, irrigation, boats, use          of stone for building) to make their lives better.  

WHC 1.8.2 - Identify the origins and characteristics of different social classes.  

Identify the religious origins and characteristics of Egyptian social classes (e.g. pharaohs, priests, scribes, craftsmen, farmers, and slaves) to gain a better understanding or the Egyptian civilization.  

WHC 2.3.4 - Explain how transportation routes stimulate growth of cities and the exchange of goods, knowledge, and technology.