Ch 2 - Ancient Egypt Webquest

ANCIENT EGYPT WEBQUEST

(adapted from http://southlands.vsb.bc.ca/egypt.htm)

The following webquest takes you, the student, into the world of Ancient Egypt. Answer the following questions.


1. DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT.

Using the link below, complete the chart comparing rich Egyptians and poor Egyptians.

Egyptian Life


2. THE SPHINX

One of the wonders of Ancient Egypt is the sphinx. Using the website below, answer the following four questions.

a. Who built the sphinx?

b. How big is it? (Give measurements)

c. Draw a picture of the sphinx.

d. Whose face is on the sphinx?

Guardian's Sphinx


3. THE PHARAOHS OF EGYPT

On the website below you'll find a list of some people who have led Egypt. Find information about the four leaders listed below. For each leader you should write why they are important, when they lived (the years they were born and when they died), (3 - 4 sentences)

Write about these pharaohs:

1. Tutankhamen 2. Ramses II 3. Hatshepsut 4. Cleopatra

Egyptian Kings and Rulers


4. HIEROGLYPHICS

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphics. Using the website below do the following:

Write your first name in hieroglyphics. Try to write it out on your paper.

Online Hieroglyphics Translator


5. RELIGION

People believed in many different gods in Ancient Egypt. Write about five of these gods. Write a 4-5 sentence description of each of the gods listed below (in YOUR OWN words). If you copy directly from the website, points will be deducted.

List of gods: Anubis, Horus, Osiris, and Isis. Click on the link below.

Egyptian Gods

Alternate site for Egyptian gods
More Egyptian gods

6. PYRAMIDS

Using the links below write five facts about a Step Pyramid and a True Pyramid.

The Pyramids (Might be blocked)

Evolution of the Pyramids
Yahoo Answers Link

Write a paragraph (or more) about how pyramids were built. Use the above website to help you.


7. ROSETTA STONE

What was the Rosetta Stone?

Where and when was it found?

Who deciphered it?

Answer these questions in sentences. Use the website below to find the answers.

The Rosetta Stone


8. MUMMIFICATION

Using the website below, answer the following four questions in detail.

a. How were bodies embalmed? Describe the step by step process to mummify bodies.

b. How were the bodies wrapped?

c. What were canopic jars?

d. Draw a picture of a mummy and how it was stored.

Mummification